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February 15, 2006


This is an unfortunate Google News juxtaposition:

Posted at February 15, 2006 06:34 AM | TrackBack

hey man, don't you get it? that kind of shit IS funny to these people. that's why they waited before they reported it, they wouldn't have been able to hold back the laughter at the press conference. i'm sure if the guy dies, they'll probably blame it on him for being such a wuss. if you can't take a pellet in the face, get out of the firing line.

Posted by: poindexterhasleft... at February 15, 2006 06:38 AM

Some people think that justice is built into the fabric of the universe - karma, some of them call it.

On the other hand, it has been claimed that life is just a series of unfortunate events.

Person A: "How's X?"
Person B: "Compared to what?"

Posted by: ghost of edgar allan poe at February 15, 2006 06:40 AM

Does anyone else think that this is a lot of damage done to someone allegedly shot from 30 yards away? Even thirty feet?

Posted by: Elayne at February 15, 2006 06:43 AM

Elayne, you're right. Getting "peppered" is one thing, but for the shot (pellets) to penetrate to the heart is getting shot at close range. This whole thing had a foul odor to it from the start.

Posted by: spiiderweb at February 15, 2006 06:45 AM

I had a beautiful dream about the US Constitution last night.

The first article read:

"The Vice President is required to take the President quail hunting every February of every year in office."

Then I woke up.

Posted by: Bernard Chazelle at February 15, 2006 06:49 AM

i doubt that you or i would be roaming around a free man if we 'peppered' someone with a honest-to-god shotgun, even if it was an accident

Posted by: almostinfamous almostinfamous almostinfamous almostinfamous at February 15, 2006 06:51 AM

They don't think it's funny!!

They're shit-scared.

But they've seen the TV -- Leno, Letterman, Stewart -- And so they got an idea:

"We'll play the 'laugh it off' card."

"Yeah, that's the ticket -- anybody who takes this incident too seriously has a problem."


Posted by: Half at February 15, 2006 08:08 AM

My choice for the bonest of all the mots on the shooting:

However, I was offended by the never-our-fault White House spin team. Cheney adviser Mary Matalin said of her boss, “He was not careless or incautious [and did not] violate of any of the [rules]. He didn’t do anything he wasn’t supposed to do.” Of course he did, Ms. Matalin, he shot Harry Whittington.

Written, of course, by a Texan.

Posted by: Jesus B. Ochoa at February 15, 2006 09:50 AM

When I visit and comment I sometimes try to be funny but I see no humor this time. I don't care how robust his health is, Whittington is a 78 year old man who got shot at close range by a shotgun to the face. And heart.

I agree that they're scared. I imagine that if Whittington dies they'll can McClellan(although I doubt he joked about the incident without prior approval), and even if Whittington doesn't die I'm sure that phoney son of a bitch Cheney will talk about his "displeasure" and "shock" when he heard people joking about it, now that he's had several days in hiding to feel the political pulse and practice said displeasure and shock before Fox News talks to him this afternoon.

(And they'll tape it first, so he won't accidentally say something stupid on live TV. What a guy.)

Posted by: Jonathan Versen at February 15, 2006 01:51 PM

Nothing funny about one of Cheney's buddies getting shot, Jon V.? I guess that depends on your tolerance for irony-- after all, Cheney seems to be trying to get everyone BUT his buddies shot.

Posted by: Sully at February 16, 2006 03:15 PM