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Was Encounter With Cheney A Touch, A Slap Or A Shove?

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

No one can agree on what exactly happened the day a Colorado man spotted Dick Cheney strolling the streets of a ski resort town and decided to give the vice president a piece of his mind.

Steve Howards, 55, says he walked up to Cheney and delivered his message -- "Your policies in Iraq are disgusting" -- then lightly touched the vice president's shoulder. The White House photographer says he saw Howards slap Cheney on the back. Cheney's personal aide remembers Howards placing his hand on Cheney's arm and shaking his hand.

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