The Cheney Shooting
Kevin Salwen on Humor
Dick Cheney's accidental shooting of a Texas lawyer during a hunting trip last weekend isn't exactly funny stuff -- at least not for the shootee. But the talk shows have had a field day with it.
'When people found out he shot a lawyer, his popularity is now at 92%.'
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'After he shot the guy, he screamed, 'Anyone else want to call domestic wire tapping illegal?' '
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'Cheney's defense is that he was aiming at a quail when he shot the guy. Which means that Cheney now has the worst aim of anyone in the White House since Bill Clinton.'
'We can't get Bin Laden, but we nailed a 78-year-old attorney.'
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'Honestly, I don't know what all of the fuss is about. What's more American than shooting your hunting buddy in the ass?'
'The other player in the drama? Ranch owner and eyewitness Katharine Armstrong.
Katharine Armstrong: 'We were shooting a covey of quail. The vice president and two others got out of the car to walk up the covey.'
Jon Stewart: 'What kind of hunting story begins with getting out of your car? As I sighted the great beast before us, my shaking hands could barely engage the parking brake. Slowly, I turned off the A/C and silenced my sub-woofers...'