Web site details Cheney's hotel comforts: 68 degrees, Diet Sprite
Leaked papers reportedly list vice president's room requirements
Vice President Cheney likes Diet Sprite, decaf coffee and Fox News in his hotel suites.
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WASHINGTON (CNN) -- When he travels, Vice President Dick Cheney wants his hotel suites at 68 degrees, a document published Thursday by "The Smoking Gun" Web site stipulates.
He also wants fresh-brewed, decaffeinated coffee, four to six bottles of water and four cans of caffeine-free Diet Sprite, according to the list of requests, which is titled "Vice Presidential Downtime Requirements."
"The requirements [in the document] are consistent with the guidelines relayed by the advance office to the volunteers to the field," a spokesperson with the vice president's office told CNN. (Read the document)
He also asks that the TV be tuned to Fox News, "The Smoking Gun" reported. And he likes the suite equipped with extra lamps, with all the lights turned on, as well as copies of the local newspaper, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and USA Today.
If Cheney's wife, Lynne, is traveling with him, the room is also to be stocked with 2 bottles of sparkling water -- either Calistoga or Perrier -- according to the document.
Finally, the document says, "If the hotel would like to put a gift in the suite, please let the advance office know ASAP. Please also make sure someone from the team or a Super Volunteer (on radio) is there to receive the motorcade on arrival."
"The vice president doesn't solicit gifts; he doesn't accept gifts from hotels," the Cheney spokesperson said. "The vice president's advance team takes proactive steps with the hotel to ensure no gifts are given to the vice president during a visit."
According to the Web site, the document was prepared by the vice president's advance team and provided to a hotel employee who gave it to the Smoking Gun.
"The vice president maintains an active schedule which requires regular travel throughout the United States and at times that involves a hotel stay," said Jennifer Mayfield, a spokeswoman for Cheney. "There are certainly guidelines prepared for our volunteers assisting on the ground."
Mayfield said she could not confirm the authenticity of the document.
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