Okay, I'm not proud of my reaction... it was insensitive and heartless... but I couldn't help but begin laughing hysterically when I heard on the news about Cheney filling his millionaire friend's face with peppershot in Texas this weekend. I mean, it isn't like Cheney hasn't been taking potshots at American citizens for how many years now? And one of his buddies forgot to ID himself and Cheney pulled the trigger. Oooops!
After I caught my breath and started paying attention to the newscast, a little snippet stood out. It seems that Cheney, God bless him, has his own medical team that goes wherever he goes... even hunting for quail!
Wait... my family doesn't even have insurance but Cheney has his OWN personal medical team? I want to know who is paying for this!! If it is coming from our taxes, then I want an explanation!
UPDATE: Now people are discussing Cheney's blaming the victim, how the incident was publicized, Cheney's 70 kill count for the day (um, can we spell OVERKILL?), and his lack of legal stamp.
Maybe this incident will be the poster child of how this administration is:
- unable to take responsibility for its actions,
- how it lies and avoids accountability to the American public,
- how greed is the driving motivation behind its actions,
- and how it thinks it doesn't need to follow the same laws as we do.
Other links re: this incident:
Red State Rebels: Still More Fun With Dick
All Hat/No Cattle: Guns Don't Shoot People... Cheney Does!
TIME Magazine: The Man Who Dick Cheney Shot (and other articles)
Since I know I won't get an explanation that will make me feel better, how about sharing our favorite jokes about the incident?
On sale! T-shirt riddled with holes that says:
"My Lawyer Went Hunting With Dick Cheney And All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt!"
..."no wonder he got five deferments from VietNam."