Cheney shooting is symbolic
Apparently there is no truth to the rumor that Dick Cheney thought he was shooting at Cindy Sheehan.
Actually, when I heard about the shooting I figured the VP 's target was some reporter in the White House press pool who pissed Cheney off by writing a critical story of his intentional leaking of classified documents. Or maybe some blogger.
Whittington wandered a little out of the way and just to show the boy 's who was in charge Cheney fired off an errant shot that caught his hunting pal flush in the face. Pretty typical for an administration that seems to shoot first and think about what they are doing later. Let 's not even talk about taking aim.
And when things don 't go so well, just cover it up. If it gets out, just deny it ever happened, or better yet, blame it on someone else, preferably a Democrat, or a least a Republican who doesn 't follow the party line. If things get really tough, you can always play the 9-11 card.
The incompetence of these guys is frightening. Their macho "dead or alive " blustering has placed a lot of people in harms way, meanwhile they are too busy off playing "tough guy " to bother with governing. And besides, its not as much fun as hanging out at some luxury game farm where they drive you out to shoot at the little birds, and maybe once in a while, take a little shot at your friends.
Maybe Americans should start wearing those orange vests. I don 't know about you, but the next time I see Bush or Cheney coming, I 'm going to duck.