While my pal Jon Macks has no doubt already written a week’s worth of jokes about the Dick Cheney hunting incident for Jay Leno, I took the opportunity to discuss it on my show this afternoon with our outdoors guy, Dan Young (and took a couple of cheap shots myself). Listen, then click here to subscribe to these podcasts via iTunes!
The thing that kills me about this story is how it became so politically partisan so fast. Those on the left couldn’t wait to attack Cheney for “covering up” the incident, and those on the right couldn’t wait to attack the White House press corps for asking so many questions. Of course, if the situation were reversed, and this Vice President was a Democrat instead, every single thing one side is saying about the other would have been flipped exactly 180 degrees. Only those of us who dislike all politicians, regardless of party, can be trusted to give an honest opinion — which is that there are much more important things to worry about right now.
This just in: the CIA swears that their intelligence showed there were quails in the brush, even though no inspection team has been able to produce any evidence.