Tuesday, February 14, 2006

You Just Can't Make this Stuff Up

I was trying to think of something funny and clever to say about Cheney shooting his hunting buddy, Harry Whittington. But, it seems like the late night guys - Jon Stewart in particular - have beaten the topic to death (or at least pumped it full of lead.) Today Mr. Whittington suffered a heart attack. Will Cheney show any remorse if the guy dies from this? So far the VP’s camp has tried to blame Whittington for getting shot because he didn't "follow proper protocol." Will anyone investigate what really happened? When a regular citizen is involved there is usually an investigation into this sort of thing, even if it appears to be an accident. Chances of a real investigation are pretty slim in this case.

It doesn't take much effort to find fault and poke fun at this administration. The way they operate is like a caricature of itself. Too bad the cynic in me still feels that no matter what these guys do, the Democrats will find a way to blow the mid-term elections and 2008. This is one time when I hope to be wrong.

3 Comments:

Blogger The Continental Op said...

Field & Stream says that the "Texas protocol" excuse is b.s.

The whole effort to deflect responsibility away from Cheney reminds me of when you were little, and would say "I didn't do it, my hands did it" when you got in trouble.

6:37 PM  
Blogger The Continental Op said...

Did you see Cheney's Fox News interview? His half-assed acknowledgment of responsibility -- "Ultimately, I'm the guy who pulled the trigger that fired the round that hit Harry." -- is more or less a variation on the theme of "my hands did it."

12:08 AM  
Blogger Neal said...

Bush & Cheney just have this bizarre need for secrecy about everything. It seems that their first instinct is to lie. In this situation, Cheney would look a hell of a lot better if he had spoken up right away, told the truth, and answered questions. Most people would have forgotten about it by now. These guys are just pathological. Yet, no one in a position of power seems to ever do anything serious about it.

10:23 AM  

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