News would be if Cheney had said "Kerry, great guy - sterling war record. But you should vote for W instead, because he's nice to his pets."
[That was what Michael Moore came up with when asked in his Rolling Stone interview to say something nice about Bush, and by damn, I can't top it.]
Don't worry, I know this kind of complaint is useless - I don't think shopping is news either, but that doesn't stop newspapers from doing front page stories on it during the winter. Bah.