Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Cheney's Pretzel Moment

Look at how desperately they are spinning this over at Daily Kos:

The Cheney shooting story isn't about to die down. I predict that the press is going to run with this story for days, if not weeks--and it has very little to do with the possibility of Cheney's being drunk, or with the 18 hour delay, or anything else. And this story is going to be much bigger than what we've seen so far in the White House Press Briefings.

It's because this story is a perfect metaphor for this administration's foreign and domestic policy. It says everything you need to know about Dick Cheney personally, and the way this entire administration operates.

And the press does this all the time: they run with little things that display flaws in character: Al Gore's "Internet" quote to highlight his weakness for exaggeration; Kerry's "Voted for it before I voted against it" to highlight his weakness for equivocation.

In this case, we have Cheney and the entire Bush Administration foreign and domestic policy in a nutshell. Especially in Iraq and Katrina.

In this case, Cheney and friends were killing innocent creatures who were trapped in a pen with no hope of escape.

Overeager, Cheney hunted with a shoot first, ask questions later mentality, and managed to strike his own partner, and send his friend to intensive care.

It later appears that Bush and his situation room (or so they said) had no idea what was going on on the ground there. They waited an entire day to even report the story,

What sad, sad creatures. Good luck with that, KosKiddies.

Hat tip: Chatterbox for the photo.

She, and Rebecca, Beth, and Curt at Flopping Aces focus on the lunacy of the prissy prima donna press corps.

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Blogger Mark said...

Oh my. I smell a satire coming.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006 6:34:00 AM  
Blogger mormonbradybunchdad said...

Are you kidding me?? It is "perfect metaphor for this administration's foreign and domestic policy".....meaning you screw with us and we will shoot you point blank with a shotgun. I feel sorry for the guy he shot....but it is kind of funny. Teaches those flaming liberals no to screw with our Vice President or there will be consiquences.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006 7:26:00 AM  
Blogger Little Miss Chatterbox said...

Thanks for the link. I loved that picture too. I can't believe the Daily Kos. Completely psycho!!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2006 12:33:00 PM  
Blogger Mike's America said...

That lamestream media just doesn't give up does it?

They've tried everything they can think of to try and snare either Cheney or Bush on behalf of their political masters.

But they just continue to make themselves totally irrelevant.

And like the party they serve, they continue to lose audience.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006 11:12:00 PM  
Blogger Gayle said...

The man Cheney shot was returning from picking up his kill and stepped into the line of fire. Cheney didn't see him. I will be willing to bet it had something to do with the sun in Cheney's eyes, although I haven't heard anything about that yet.

The sun, even in the winter here in Texas, is so bright that during sunrise, if you are driving east, it blinds you. The same for driving West at sundown. Two seniors at my daughter's school could not see a train at an unguarded railroad crossing in town, and were killed. This happened just recently. Two witnesses looking west said they could not see the train because of being blinded by the sun.

Just a theory... and I'll be waiting to see if it had anything to do with it.

Friday, February 17, 2006 6:47:00 AM  
Blogger Gayle said...

By the way, that train crossing is now a "protected crossing." As usual, a bit too late!

Friday, February 17, 2006 6:49:00 AM  
Blogger mormonbradybunchdad said...

Honest to gosh, if we prosecuted every person involved in a hunting accident, this state, Texas, would be full of jails and prisons.

Friday, February 17, 2006 12:50:00 PM  

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