Date registered: Dec 2005
Location: United States
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
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RE: Bush Learned of Shooting Within Three Hours
"Good news, ladies and gentlemen; we have finally located a weapon of mass destruction. ... It's Dick Cheney," David Letterman said in his CBS Late Night monologue.
And, "We can't get bin Laden, but we nailed a 78-year-old attorney."
NBC's Jay Leno said: "When the ambulance got there, out of force of habit they put Cheney on the stretcher. No, the other guy!"
Jon Stewart tackled the Cheney topic on his Comedy Central show, saying Cheney's shooting made Whittington the first person shot by a sitting vice president since Alexander Hamilton. "Hamilton, of course, shot in a duel with Aaron Burr over issues of honor, integrity and political maneuvering. Whittington? Mistaken for a bird."
One of the Cheney jokes in ABC's Jimmy Kimmel's mix: "You know what they say, if Dick Cheney comes out of his hole and shoots an old man in the face, six more weeks of winter."
Bob Cesca, a blogger at www.Huffingtonpost.com, Ariana Huffington's website, said Cheney was fodder all day long. "Nothing could be funnier than the lead of a story which is the vice president has shot a man in the face. It's unbelievable."
His blog elicited message-board postings about hunting "Wepubwican Wawyers" (think Elmer Fudd) and lots of cracks about how it's a good thing Cheney got deferments from serving in the Vietnam War given his marksmanship skills.
At the Huffington site, visitors could even play The Dick Cheney Quail Hunting Game, which directs an animated Cheney to shoot a bird in mid-air. Of course, once you press the shoot button, Cheney swings around and hits a nearby human.