Comments: Other People Said....

I updated the post to quit the teasing.

Posted by Eric at February 22, 2006 08:16 AM

And we appreciate it!

Posted by Ahistoricality at February 22, 2006 03:20 PM

"Cheney was, once again, pretending to be a "hunter" and a "sportsman" while slaughtering farmed birds. "

I'm afraid you may have misread. The big story about Cheney and "farmed birds" was the 2002 Cheney pheasant hunting in Pennsylvania story that got so much press back then. It's true that the Armstrong Ranch tries to maintain a stock of quail to hunt, but it's not at all like the "canned birds" Cheney shot in 2002, where they literally were just released for the party to take down. (A lot of bloggers saw news stories about the Whittington shooting that contained some details about the 2002 incident, and confusedly thought that it was the Whittington shooting being described, resulting in a lot of confusion by some on this point.)

I think, myself, that the "right angle," the important one, about the Cheney shooting was the initial cover-up of details , the delay in reporting it, and the, ah, untruths in about 70% of what Katherine Armstrong said, which were eventually contradicted by Cheney himself in his Brit Hume interview. But that's just my take, which I wrote about in great detail. Issues about what sort of hunting we do or don't approve of are a pretty separate issue, it seems to me, but again, this is purely personal opinion, of course.

Posted by Gary Farber at February 22, 2006 08:10 PM