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READER COMMENTS ON
"The Daily Show - 'Dead-Eye Dick'"
(25 Responses so far...)
COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
... tomz said on 2/13/2006 @ 10:18 pm PT...
Well, Cheney bagged himself a lawyer. The guy probably told him the spying game was illegal.
I only wish it had been the other way around
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
... Joan said on 2/14/2006 @ 4:50 am PT...
Boy, thank God for Jon Stewart. Last night's show was hilarious!
Air America had alot to say about it all, too...like how in Wyoming, Cheney is called a "Gucci hunter", a hunter who has no scuffmarks on his boots.
I'm really grateful to The Daily Show for providing us with some much-needed laughter, a little levity to counteract the somber reality of our country having been turned into a sick, twisted global pariah!!
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
... Shannon Williford said on 2/14/2006 @ 5:30 am PT...
Thanks, Brad for putting this up. I saw the show (LMAO!) and immediately wondered, "Dead-eye Dick," saw it on the Bradblog; maybe Jon S. is a Bradblog guy, too...
Maybe Bradblog wasn't the first to say "Dead-eye Dick," but it was the first place I saw it.
Great work all y'all on this odd story...
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
... Jo said on 2/14/2006 @ 6:23 am PT...
off topic, sorry.
Watch Howard give 'em hell on face the nation. Go Howard!http://democrats.org/a/2006/02/dean_on_face_th_1.php
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
... Jo said on 2/14/2006 @ 6:39 am PT...
Jon Stewart does it again! I'm still laughing! I can't wait to show this clip around. Perfect!
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
... Jo said on 2/14/2006 @ 6:56 am PT...
"Good news, ladies and gentlemen, we have finally located weapons of mass destruction: It's Dick Cheney." --David Letterman, on Cheney's shooting accident
"But here is the sad part --- before the trip Donald Rumsfeld had denied the guy's request for body armor." --David Letterman
"We can't get bin Laden, but we nailed a 78-year-old attorney." --David Letterman
"The guy who got gunned down, he is a Republican lawyer and a big Republican donor and fortunately the buck shot was deflected by wads of laundered cash. So he's fine. He took a little in the wallet." --David Letterman
"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." --Jay Leno
"Dick Cheney accidentally shot a fellow hunter, a 78-year-old lawyer. In fact, when people found out he shot a lawyer, his popularity is now at 92 percent." --Jay Leno
"I think Cheney is starting to lose it. After he shot the guy he screamed, 'Anyone else want to call domestic wiretapping illegal?'" --Jay Leno
"When the ambulance got there, out of force of habit they put Cheney on the stretcher. No, the other guy!" --Jay Leno
"Dick Cheney is capitalizing on this for Valentine's Day. It's the new Dick Cheney cologne. It's called Duck!" --Jay Leno
"Something I just found out today about the incident. Do you know that Dick Cheney tortured the guy for a half hour before he shot him?" --Jay Leno
"He is a lawyer and he got shot in the face. But he's a lawyer, he can use his other face. He'll be all right." --Craig Ferguson
"You can understand why this lawyer fellow let his guard down, because if you're out hunting with a politician, you think, 'If I'm going to get it, it's going to be in the back.'" --Craig Ferguson
"The big scandal apparently is that they didn't release the news for 18 hours. I don't think that's a scandal at all. I'm quite pleased about that. Finally there's a secret the vice president's office can keep." --Craig Ferguson
"Apparently the reason they didn't release the information right away is they said we had to get the facts right. That's never stopped them in the past." --Craig Ferguson
"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." --Jimmy Kimmel
"The Vice President says that it was an accident. He claims the guy got in his line of fire, but the good news was he was delicious. Eat what you shoot!" --Jimmy Kimmel
"This is a great story. You've got the Vice President, a shotgun, a bunch of rich guys hunting tiny little birds. The only thing that could possibly make this story better is if he shot Michael Jackson." --Jimmy Kimmel
"The man who was shot is named Harry Whittington. He's a high powered Republican lawyer, he was very lucky. They say the only reason that he wasn't killed is he was wearing the body armor that never got shipped to our troops." --Jimmy Kimmel
"But all kidding aside, and in fairness to Dick Cheney, every five years he has to shed innocent blood or he violates his deal with the devil." --Jimmy Kimmel
"So in summary, the Vice President of the United States shot a 78-year-old man in the face. Congratulations Mister Vice President, you are now a Crip." --Jimmy Kimmel
Europe's biggest papers:
The vice president habitually conducts himself in a manner that suggests the worst possible motives. The most secretive high official in the most secretive administration in US history, Cheney functions more in the manner of an interior minister of a police state than a vice president operating according to the US Constitution. His comings and goings are often kept secret; his holding up during any crisis in a "secure, undisclosed location" is legendary. Cheney successfully withstood demands from the Congress and the General Accounting Office to provide information concerning his closed-door meetings in 2001 with oil and energy executives, including Enron CEO Kenneth Lay, now on trial on a myriad of fraud charges. According to all accounts, he is the administrationís leading champion of unfettered and almost unlimited executive power.
wingless , lifeless targets etc
Thanks for posting
COMMENT #9 [Permalink]
... JUDGE OF JUDGES said on 2/14/2006 @ 7:50 am PT...
Dick of Death said "I though we were big game hunting"
If the 78 year old tycoon dies, cheney can still have him stuffed and mounted, then put him on the game kill wall.
Now that a hat Rack!
COMMENT #10 [Permalink]
... Bob Bilse said on 2/14/2006 @ 8:05 am PT...
Scott (#8), your post reflects my perspective. This man has done so many things against the better interests of the general American populace.
Unless he out-and-out shot this man intentionally, this incident pales in comparison, at least to me.
I'd rather get to the bottom of his corruption as a member of this administration, such as his secret dealing with those oil CEOs, and the benefits Halliburton has reaped, with him an instrumental part of this administration. These things were no accident!
COMMENT #11 [Permalink]
... Ada said on 2/14/2006 @ 8:46 am PT...
Someone's cartoon showed it already, but when I first heard it I figured it was Libby for talking.
Too funny John Stewart!
COMMENT #12 [Permalink]
... Jo said on 2/14/2006 @ 8:50 am PT...
I saw this on a car yesterday
" my car is safer than Dick Cheney's gun"
COMMENT #13 [Permalink]
... tom said on 2/14/2006 @ 12:41 pm PT...
Thanks for posting this, I had been looking forward to this for 2 days now!!! We don't get the daily show in Holland, but we did get this hilarious - comedians dream - news...
COMMENT #14 [Permalink]
... G. said on 2/14/2006 @ 5:40 pm PT...
Mr. Dave Edwards-
Your doing a great job!!! Thank you for your contributions to the Brad Blog.
For Bob Bilse: I'd add one further qualification to your "...unless he shot this man intentionally..."
If Cheney was under the influence at the time he fired, that has to be a crime (lawyers, please weigh in). If driving drunk and causing injury is worth jail time, firing a shotgun in the same condition must be, also. If Whittington dies, I think it becomes involuntary manslaughter, at a minimum.
We might never know for sure if Cheney had been drinking, though the word is starting to leak out now about a picnic held before the quail hunt where a "few beers" were seen. We do know, however, that the Secret Service refused to allow the sheriff's deputy to interview Cheney immediately after the incident. What gives them that power?
Congress should immediately hold hearings on this. The question should be, "Does the Secret Service have the right to interfere with local law enforcement, under the guise of protecting the vice president?" The clear inference from their conduct is that they were protecting Cheney from having people know he been intoxicated.
Check out Cheney shooting Whittington in this video clip...hilarious:
COMMENT #17 [Permalink]
... Joan said on 2/15/2006 @ 6:49 pm PT...
Ok, I forget who said this but it's my current favorite:
"Remember when the most embarrassing thing to happen to a vice-president was misspelling the word potato?"
COMMENT #18 [Permalink]
... SamuraiDan said on 2/16/2006 @ 1:24 am PT...
Hey, come on - It's easy to see how " Dead - Eye " Cheney could mistake a 70 - something year old man for a game bird..... ;~) He must have read Shakespeare's quote, " Kill all the lawyers. ".
Sounds suspicious how the White House is telling the Press corps & the U.S. people in the Divided States of America to " move on ", like we ought to act like it didn't happen.
COMMENT #19 [Permalink]
... Rick Weiss said on 2/16/2006 @ 3:38 pm PT...
hey ya all EAT ME
COMMENT #20 [Permalink]
... Samurai_Imhotep said on 2/16/2006 @ 8:22 pm PT...
I just hope that the guys at the DHS ( Home Insecurity ) don't start monitoring blogs like they tried to monitor Google. If so, we could find ourselves in some truly Deep Merde. The Powers That Be seem to have forgetten about a little something called FREEDOM OF SPEECH !!
The Bush White House even tried to gloss over the incident by telling us to forget about it & " move on ". It ain't gonna happen.
COMMENT #21 [Permalink]
... Samurai_Imhotep said on 2/16/2006 @ 8:30 pm PT...
BTW, try Googling for the song " What Made America Famous ", it strikes a chord with me at this moment, & visit http://www.JenChapin.com. Jen Chapin, the daughter of Harry Chapin ( the singer )
has a very pertinent weblog there.
COMMENT #22 [Permalink]
... annrice said on 2/16/2006 @ 10:29 pm PT...
(#19): Brilliant contribution. Look forward to your next words of wisdom.
COMMENT #23 [Permalink]
... Samurai_Imhotep said on 2/17/2006 @ 11:35 pm PT...
It just takes one pebble to start an avalanche. How many pebbles have Bush, Cheney & the Conservative Right Wingers tossed down the mountain so far ? I wonder.....
" I am the ballot in the box, the bullet in your gun..... " - You think that Cheney was listening to the theme from " The Boondocks ", & was inspired by it ? :confused:
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