Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Cheney Shooting Revisited

This morning I received a great follow-up to the Cheney story from one of my four loyal readers who asked not to be named as he is an American with a healthy fear of the vice-president's wrath. I'm just hoping that my next plane home isn't diverted to LAX. The follow-up is 10 ways Dick Cheney Can Kill You. (With apologies to Chuck Norris)

This image was originally posted at Boing Boing

The furor in Washington is not that Cheney shot someone, which doesn't seem to surprise anyone, but rather that the press were not informed in a straightforward or timely manner.
"But when the vice president's office, or the White House, delays in reporting a shooting like Saturday's to the public via the media, it needlessly raises suspicions and questions of trust. And it may just further the impression held by many, rightly or wrongly, that the White House doesn't place the highest premium on keeping the public fully and immediately informed."

Also according to that article, you're not supposed to say that the vice-president accidentally shot a 78 year old man in the face and put him into intensive care. This is because it was a shotgun which doesn't fire bullets, so it doesn't shoot; it 'sprays' or it 'peppers.' The vice president accidentally sprayed a 78 year old man in the face and put him into intensive care. That sounds much better, doesn't it?

"Handy identification chart for Vice-Presidential hunting trips"

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