Day: January 29, 2005

Cheney Criticized for Attire at Auschwitz Ceremony

Vice President Dick Cheney raised eyebrows on Friday for wearing an olive-drab parka, hiking boots and knit ski cap to represent the United States at a solemn ceremony remembering the liberation of Auschwitz.

Other leaders at the event in Poland on Thursday marking the 60th anniversary of the death camp’s liberation, such as French President Jacques Chirac and Russian President Vladimir Putin (news – web sites), wore dark, formal overcoats and dress shoes or boots. ” (Yahoo! News)