Cheney’s Dog Darth Vader for Halloween

By Nitya

Oct 31, 2007 4:53pm

ABC News’ Jennifer Duck Reports: The Vice President’s dogs may beat the President’s dogs in the best dressed category this Halloween. 

Late night TV shows have ridiculed and compared Vice President Dick Cheney to Darth Vader.

So in a wicked response, Cheney dressed one of his dogs, Jackson, as the famous Star Wars character.  Cheney’s other Labrador retriever, Dave, is dressed up as superman.

The canine costume may also be a jab at Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y.

In September after the Democratic-led Congress failed to persuade congressional Republicans to force the President to change course in Iraq through legislative means, Clinton told supporters at a New York fundraiser, "You can always tell when the Republicans are restless — because the Vice President’s motorcade pulls into the Capitol. Darth Vader emerges. And honestly I’m not invited to their meetings I don’t know what he says or does."

President Bush’s pets also disguised themselves for Halloween.

Quite catty and looking a little spooked, India the cat wasn’t too thrilled posing in her wizardous get-up.  However, Barney and Miss Beazley, the President and Mrs. Bush’s two Scottish Terriers, were happy to sit pretty as a cowboy and a strawberry.

White House employees brought their children trick-or-treating in the Old Executive Office Building, and the White House is allowing parents to go home a little early to spend the boo-tiful night trick-or-treating with their kids.

Earlier in the day, White House press secretary Dana Perino attempted to "spook" an otherwise unfazed White House press corps by posting her daily briefing slide in orange lettering.

Click HERE to view more photos of presidential pets.

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