What the hell? Cheney causes a hunting accident and there’s suddenly “the people have a right to know” debate? How do you figure that? I mean, is there even a reason to bring that kinda statement up? Think of it this way: if he were bowling and someone was standing behind him and got hit with the ball, would that be “news”? If he was at a batting cage and the bat slipped back enough to hit someone in the cage, would that be “news”? If they were playing golf and the dude didn’t get off the fairway when Chaney shouted Fore! and he got clipped, would that be “news”? It would be a joke to be replayed on SNL – shouldn’t be “news”… not for days and days.
They were hunting. The dude that got shot moved out of position without announcing himself – as he was supposed to – and got shot. There doesn’t need to be a cover up for this, because it’s not news. If the Veep was hunting quail and shot him with a silencer or melee’d him until he bled, that would be news. Of course now there will be some kinda of investigation and the press will try to shine some light on Cheney’s prostate… I don’t care, either way. I just can’t believe there’s a “right to information” issue being kicked around here. It defies logic.
The bigger news here should be the lobby for the NRA – if they were really that powerful, shouldn’t the Veep have been lugging an AK-47 for hunting or something? Just a shotgun?
Someone’s check musta bounced…