Dick Cheney, Senator Roberts and his “Memory Pills”
are reports that Cheney once killed a protected bird. My husband quipped,
“If you’re blind you shouldn’t be hunting.”
|Cheney and Roberts deserve each other.|
As regular readers know, we’re gun owners, but my husband
is a gun expert. He’s working today, but we just discussed the Cheney Elmer
Fud shooting fiasco. He went off, also looking forward to hearing other details.
He also added that he’d heard the man was seriously wounded, as has been reported,
because this incident happened yesterday. According to my husband, if something
this serious goes down you stand up and take the heat for your mistake. Let’s
just say that my husband was incredulous over Cheney shooting another hunter,
because if you break the rules when you’re hunting in a group someone gets hurt.
Any hunter knows this: it’s a rule to point up, not at other hunters. The killing
zone for a shotgun, without knowing the barrel length, is roughly 30
yards. So there is no way Cheney could not have seen the other hunter IF he’d
been paying attention. My husband’s parting shot was this: “If
Cheney was shooting at a bird and he loses sight of it because a hunter was
standing between him and the bird, you have to have your head up your ass to
pull the trigger.”
It happened right after Rep. Jane Harmon demolished Senator Roberts’ blah-blah-blah
bloviations, which included the doozy that everything Bush does is legal. Insert
the Republican president is king mantra here. Timmy was asking Roberts why
Bush didn’t go to Congress to get FISA changed, so the White House’s current
illegal wiretapping would be legal.
“What’s the reluctance to go to Congress?” Tim asked.
Picture this: a befuddled old man whose mind is racing toward an answer, but
instead coming up with nada, zilch, a blank slate where his Bush talking points
are normally found. Let the embarrassment begin.
“I think that they du… (suddenly
very flustered – shakes his head)… I don’t know this… (looking
to the right for props — awkward silence as he grabs pharmaceutical
bottle)… I have some memory pills here. (See Roberts fondling pharmaceutical bottle as if it were Viagra here.) I-I-I think, I think everybody
here ought to take a memory pill every morning …(another awkward pause)
on-on the recollection of what really went on, because that’s not my recollection.
Tom Daschle, seated next to Roberts, just stared at him with this
bemused grin on his face. The cartoon caption might have read, “Oh, Senator
Geezer, please stop, you’re holding that prescription like it’s Cheney’s, er… rifle.”
Senator Roberts is the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Watching him today it’s clear why. He’s Cheney’s feckless Elmer Fud. Why the
Democrats in that committee, not to mention the ones briefed on Bush’s illegal
wiretapping scheme, sat around and listened to this doddering incompetent waste
of space is beyond me.