The Daily Show on the Cheney Shooting Incident
There are a couplethree items of non-global warming interest today that I feel the need to pass on, and none is more amusing than the Daily Show's take on the Veep's shotgun mishap. Crooks and Liars has the whole ten minute clip, but the following exchange is the highlight. Such magnificent satire.
Jon Stewart: A very unfortunate incident; how is the Vice President handling it?
Rob Corddry: Jon, tonight the Vice President is standing by his decision to shoot Harry Whittington. Now, according to the best intelligence available there were quail hidden in the brush. Everyone believed at the time that there were quail hidden in the brush. And, while the quail turned out to be a 78-year-old man, even knowing that, today Mr. Cheney insists that he still would have shot Mr. Whittington in the face. Jon, he still believes that the world is a better place for his spreading buckshot throughout the entire region ... of Mr. Whittington's face.
Stewart: Rob, why, why, if he had known that Mr. Whittington was not a bird--if he'd had that information, Rob, why would the Vice President still have shot him in the face?
Corddry: Jon, good question. In a post-9/11 world, the American people expect their leaders to be decisive. To not have shot his friend in the face would have sent a message to the quail that America is weak.