Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Don't bag a Republican; they're too hard to clean

From the Austin American-Statesman

Which makes me wonder. For deer, hunters put out deer corn. When your quarry is a Republican, what do you put out? Piles of cash?

Now about this business of hunting Republicans. I don't know why Cheney would want to bag one of his own kind. Republicans are hard to gut and clean, and you can't find anybody to process them, except maybe Ronnie Earle. Besides, it looks funny to have something dressed in an $800 suit from Capra & Cavelli strapped to the hood of your truck.

Oh well, I wouldn't want a Republican for my den anyway, or any other taxidermied critter, come to think of it. I find it disturbing that when the job is done, only a small percentage of the mount is the actual animal.

In the case of a Republican mount, I imagine the only authentic parts left would be the wallet and the riding lawn mower.

This whole deal is the only shooting incident I've ever heard of that could be even remotely considered funny, but it is. It's a good thing no actual human beings were involved.


Maybe it's not so funny. LATimes:

The 78-year-old lawyer who was shot by Vice President Dick Cheney in a hunting accident has some birdshot lodged in his heart and he had "a minor heart attack" Tuesday morning, hospital officials said.

So it's gone from a "few" pellets "lodged in his skin" to "as many as 150" and at least one made it to his heart.

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