I was going to mention something about this weekend incident in which Dick Cheney accidentally capped some dude while hunting, and I was going to make the probably obvious joke about how Cheney must've really been on some kind of rampage if he was intending to shoot Quayle but got a different guy instead -- but first I thought, "You know, I better check to see if anyone else has made that joke already," and then I thought, "If anyone made it, it's Matt Lavine," so I went over to Basket Full of Puppies, and . . . sure enough, he already had. Bastard!
Still, I have to give Lavine props for wading into the FreeRepublic forums to gauge the nutcase right-winger reaction to the incident -- which is certainly more than I would've bothered to do -- which reveals that the Freepers managed to wait 65 entire posts before re-accusing Hillary Clinton of assassinating Vince Foster, 69 posts before fantasizing about George W. Bush shooting Cindy Sheehan . . . and 66 before the light bulb went on and someone made a Quayle joke. I'm telling you, six years of complete Republican control in Washington have made the Freepers complacent -- those guys are slipping.
Do we get to start calling him "Dead Eye Dick"????
How long until somebody makes a metaphorical connection between the Iraq war, Bin Laden, and Dead Eye Dick's hunting trip?
oh, I think I just did... nevermind....
I think that first Quayle reference was actually a misspelling of the bird. You give the Freepers too much credit.
Today's (Feb. 13) Philadelphia Daily News has on the front cover a picture of Cheney, grinning and holding a gun, with the words "DEADEYE DICK" in large white letters.
I skipped the Quayle joke. Too easy.
But man, when this administration hits ar ough patch, EVERYTHING goes wrong, doesn't it?
It's like...God doesn't like them or something.
I went for "Cheney's Got a Gun," referencing Aerosmith.
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