Actually, he made an incest joke about West Virginia:
"I had Cheneys on both sides of the family -- and we don't even live in West Virginia. You can say those things when you're not running for re-election." -- Vice President Dick CheneyThe Veep's joke at the National Press Club triggered outrage in the West Virginia statehouse. Bovernor Joe Manchin (D-WV) demanded an apology -- and got one. This statement is from the Office of the Vice President:
The Vice President’s offhand comment was not meant to hurt anyone. On reflection, he concluded that it was an inappropriate attempt at humor that he should not have made. The Vice President apologizes to the people of West Virginia for the inappropriate remark.