"I think the progress we're making is significant. I think the performance in general at least in terms of the information I've received from locals is definitely very impressive," Cheney told reporters in a rare question-and-answer session.And another satisfied constituent also spoke out:
While he was speaking, a young man shouted an obscenity at the vice-president, saying "Go fuck yourself, Mr Cheney" in an outburst that reflected frayed tempers and patience in the stricken region.
In Gulfport, resident Lynn Lofton approached a group of reporters waiting for the vice president and said the visit was too late.They should expect more of this until they apologize for their mistakes last week, whether they like it or not. And it needs to come from the President, not Cheney.
"I think the media opportunity right here is a complete waste of time and taxpayer money," she said. "They should have been here last week."