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Monday, February 13, 2006
THEY SHOOT LAWYERS, DON'T THEY?
Of course we don't.
When I spoke with my mother last night the news of Cheney plugging his good hunting buddy with birdshot had just begun appearing online. So I asked her if she had heard it. No! she replied. So I read a news story online and, I'm ashamed to say, I began to giggle. I mean no disrespect to poor Mr. Whittington, but I couldn't help it; we've been conditioned that the subject of harm coming to lawyers is ripe with humor.
Even AnkleBitingPundits predicted it:
Pat: I think the Vice President has opened himself up to all kinds of "gang that couldn't shoot straight" jokes.
UPDATE: Pat called it almost exactly right. Check out this statement from James and Sarah Brady and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
Just try reading the comments and keeping a straight face :~)
Here's the NY Post's write-up:
"Mr. Whittington left the spot where he had been and came up behind the hunters, and was standing in a low spot of ground with the sun behind it" when Cheney shot him, said Armstrong.
Armstrong insisted that Cheney was not at fault for shooting to his side. "I've been doing this all my life," she said. "Mr. Whittington failed to announce himself and say, 'Hey, I'm behind you guys.' "
8 To see what the blogosphere is saying -- right and left -- check Technorati.
I wish Mr. Whittington a speedy recovery. I mean no disrespect.
The timing of the following article on Her Royal Clydesdale is just too rich, especially choosing the word "WOUNDS" -- self-inflicted, of course. It's an excellent assessment by Dick Morris.
HOW 'ANGER' WOUNDS HILL
Ken Mehlman, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, has pinned the "angry" moniker on Hillary Clinton — a label that will increasingly stop her from venting her partisanship as she must to get nominated.
The genius of the Mehlman charge (doubtless drawn from focus group or survey research) is that it rings so true among those who follow Sen. Clinton closely that it seems self-evident.
She has a hard time seeing virtue in those who disagree with her. [emphasis mine]
That last line is perfect. It's also the reason why Bush p-o's the left to no end, because he does see virtue in everyone, even those who disagree with him.