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Out of Our Minds
Tuesday, February 14, 2006 2:43 PM
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.

Jay Leno:
'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?' '
* * *
'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.'

David Letterman:
'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?'

Jon Stewart:
'The other player in the drama? Ranch owner and eyewitness Katharine Armstrong.
(show clip)
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...'


3 comments

Jerrome - 2/16/2006 11:08:07 AM
A hunting option at a board retreat. Honey, we ain't in Seattle anymore.

So, I'm going to guess high, given the nature of most people who go to board meetings that even have hunting options: 60%.
Della Wager Wells - 2/16/2006 10:03:49 AM
Guess how many people took the quail hunting option as a recreational activity in lieu of golf at the board meeting in South Georgia next week? Your answer may be influenced by the (purely coincidental) name of the venue: Cheney Farms.
Coley - 2/14/2006 2:53:35 PM
It's no laughing matter... except that the irony is hilariously funny.

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