On Cheney's hunting accident. Michelle Malkin is worried that the enemies of the President will use this to say he's a tired old fart and should retire.
However, as I see it, the only one who should retire - from hunting - is Whittington himself.
"Armstrong said she was watching from a car while Cheney, Whittington and another hunter got out of the vehicle to shoot at a covey of quail.
Whittington shot a bird and went to look for it in the tall grass, while Cheney and the third hunter walked to another spot and discovered a second covey.
Whittington "came up from behind the vice president and the other hunter and didn't signal them or indicate to them or announce himself," Armstrong said.
"The vice president didn't see him," she continued. "The covey flushed and the vice president picked out a bird and was following it and shot. And by god, Harry was in the line of fire and got peppered pretty good."
I'm glad Whittington is alright, but hunting rule number one, and in the future VP Cheney ought to remember - never hunt with a dumbass.
Fact is that Whittington screwed up - i.e.; dumbass. When you are Quail hunting, you ALWAYS announce your location. Always. Else you forget, say hello to a mug full of pelets (or worse).
PS: Never hunt with this dumbass either.
UPDATE: As expected the MSM and the moonbat left (as if there were any difference) are hollering about the "24-hours" it took to notify them. Hey, it wasn't like he left a staffer drowing upside down in a car, or anything like that!
UPDATE II: Again, the 'moonies' having a little fun. Of course, it's not like killing your Commerce Secretary.
UPDATE III: You know. There is dignity and class and then there is just a brain dead ass. For this dumb assed press release James and Sarah Brady show they are the latter.
UPDATE IV: Josh Marshall. Looking for the conspiracy. "That said, one point that comes through really clearly from everyone is that when you're hunting and you hit a person -- that's your fault. Period. End of story. Outside of extreme cases of negligence or self-destructive behavior on the part of the victim, it's not his fault. You're responsible, as the shooter, for knowing no person is in your line of fire before you pull the trigger. So this stuff about Whittington being at fault for the accident just doesn't wash for any of the hunters we've heard from."
Well, Josh, your "hunters" (if Kos Kids they really hunt) are idiots as well. From someone who has hunted for more than thirty years, it's each individual's responsibility to let each other know where they are - especially when flushing a covey.
I know, I'm wasting my time.......because confusing facts for liberals is..."par for the course".
UPDATE V: Screw Podhoretz - there is nothing for Cheney to "apologize" for. To whom? The MSM? The "People"? Talk about "Shell Shocked". Sheesh. I've cancelled my subscription.
UPDATE VI: Now Byron York is wetting his pants over this. My wife just cancelled her subscription. In fact, I'm calling for a Boycott of NRO.
UPDATE VII: Finally sanity - thanks to Junk Yard Blog. Musing Minds with a round up of dumb press syndrome.
UPDATE VIII: Per Junk Yark Blog, John Poderetz IS the NEW Andrew Sullivan.
"JPOD, whom I generally think highly of, morphs into Andrew Sullivan: Check out his latest couple of posts. He quotes letters that agree with him, while summarizing those that don’t—giving him control over what they say. And he won’t stoop to link outside the Corner to anyone who disagrees with him even if they make a godo point, and is completely incurious as to why so many have responded to his first post the way they have. Maybe because they’re right and he’s wrong? Never occurs to him.
Those are vintage Andrew Sullivan tactics. So congrats to JPod, who has managed to turn a small wrong opinion (we all get things wrong once in a while, and liberals are wrong 24/7) into a very big credibility problem for himself."
I agree. Here is some more MSM sobbing. I wonder if the MSM would have the same "concern" if it were the Vice President that had got peppered? Somehow I doubt it. Just a hunch.
Hmmmm, ....Maybe Froomkin would like volunteer as a "embedded" reporter the next time the VP goes hunting.
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