I don’t know whether there’s anything more to say about the fact that Vice President Cheney sprayed a fellow hunter with shotgun shot than that it is a decent analog to the recent management of the country.
What stuck out to me though is that the owner of the property on which the incident occurred was the person interviewed by the AP. And the property owner, Katharine Armstrong, gave a highly exculpatory recounting of what transpired. Basically, she said the victim, Harry Whittington, snuck up on Cheney, didn’t give the appropriate warning. And in any case getting sprayed with shot in the face and half your body isn’t that big a deal anyway.
And of course it took more than 24 hours for the incident to be reported to the press.