Wednesday, February 15, 2006

More Daily Show video

I confess to being someone who doesn't think the Cheney hunting accident is much of a story. Whether the victim was the idiot or Cheney, or neither, who really cares? Accidents happen in hunting. However, I love this Daily Show video send-up of it. This link will get you to the Most Recent videos page. Then click on the Video labeled VP Firearms Mishap Analyst. Important? No. Funny? Apparently so.

4 comments:

Killer Llama said...

This whole Cheney hunting story is silly. I get the impression it's more driven by WH reporters getting huffy because they weren't immediately told about it. There's so much material of consequence that they could be complaining about (Plamegate, WMD's, Energy commissions, the Bush/Abramhoff connection, etc. etc. etc.), but yet they focus on something that is entirly inconsequential to the rest of the country.

I suppose it is indicative of Cheney's overly-secretive ways, but this is hardly anything new...

Anonymous said...

Oh, sweet weeping Jebus, are you right. I was in the Atlanta airport last night and was about ready to tear the TV out of the wall by the time we boarded. Some taking head on CNN (IIRC) had dug up a Senator or something from each party to argue over who was more at fault in the accident.

Look, Cheney is an amoral, corrupt sack of crap, but this incident is of so little political significance that it's sucking relevance away from important issues.

Urge to kill...rising...rising...

pacatrue said...

I was a little disappointed to see Media Matters taking this up as a big deal and going on about conflicting accounts and such. I think that web site serves a purpose, which is to make sure the stupid things that conservative pundits come up with get announced to the world. But the way they jumped on this seems silly.

Of course, as soon as I did that post, I read that Huntington had had a small heart attack. Now, if the man were to actually die, then of course whatever the laws and investigational practices are in Texas should get applied to Cheney as well, as they would be applied to anyone else. But that's pretty much all I woud have to say about it. And of course by the time such investigations are complete, Cheney will be long gone from office. This is a whole different sort of issue than the NSA wiretapping or torture ban because those are current practices that have a continuing impact. Unless you think Cheney is running around with a shotgun going after party boosters on a continuing basis, it's not of political significance.

pacatrue said...

Ahem, make that Whittington. Whittington, not Huntington.