Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Dead Eye Dick

Breaking on CNN:

The fellow hunter who was shot and wounded by Vice President Dick Cheney has suffered a "minor heart attack" after a piece of birdshot migrated to his heart, a hospital spokesman said Tuesday.

You know, it's time the media stopped pretending this was an oopsie, using dismissive terms like 'sprayed' and 'peppered'. I'm not saying Cheney's a stone-cold killer (well, he is but he prefers to use others to carry out his slayage), but who among us in similar circumstances would have been allowed to ignore investigating authorities for fourteen hours??

You know damned well that if it had been anyone else, they would have been puffing into a breathalyzer inside of thirty minutes after the event.

And yet, the White House thinks it's funny:

The White House has decided that the best way to deal with Vice President Dick Cheney's shooting accident is to joke about it.

President Bush's spokesman quipped Tuesday that the burnt orange school colors of the University of Texas championship football team that was visiting the White House shouldn't be confused for hunter's safety wear.


The president's brother, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, took a similar jab after slapping an orange sticker on his chest from the Florida Farm Bureau that read, "No Farmers, No Food."

"I'm a little concerned that Dick Cheney is going to walk in," the governor cracked during an appearance in Tampa Monday.

How bad off does the old guy have to be before it's not funny any more?


At 10:46 PM, Anonymous Ace said...

I think that this entire incident gives those giddy folks at the NRA a chance to update their slogan:

Guns don't kill people. People who walk in front of guns when folks are firing the guns kill people.

Maybe an editor can make that a bit "snappier"...


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