Sunday, February 12, 2006


Burr and Cheney

Josh Marshall's been following the bizarre incident wherein Dick Cheney accidently shot a hunting buddy and Bush Pioneer yesterday at a Texas ranch -- and didn't 'fess up to it until after the ranch's owner had gone to the local media to explain why one of her guests wound up in the hospital with buckshot wounds all over his face, neck and chest. (Luckily, it sounds like the victim will be OK, but gunshot wounds, especially to the face, are no laughing matter.) Check it out, here and here. In a side note, Josh also notes that Cheney now joins Aaron Burr as one of two vice presidents to shoot someone while in office. Which is fascinating, because Howard Dean was on Face the Nation Sunday morning, several hours before the news of the hunting accident hit, talking about Cheney's role in TreasonGate (aka the outing of CIA undercover operative Valerie Plame) -- and Dean compared Cheney to Aaron Burr, and not in a complimentary way. (For more on Aaron Burr, and on his trial for treason, go here.)

That's precious.
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