Sunday, February 19, 2006

78 year old shooting victim apologizes to Cheney.

No, I'm not fucking joking.

'"My family and I are deeply sorry for all that Vice-President Cheney and his family have had to go through this past week," Whittington told reporters outside Christus Spohn Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas. "We send our love and respect to them as they deal with situations that are much more serious than what we have had this week.'

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That is just...well...I...fnu...glph. I shouldn't be surprised at anything anymore, and in the greater scheme of things...and yet, and yet. Apologizing to the guy who shot you in the face and triggered your heart attack is just such a fucking on-the-nail symbol of everything that's wrong with this administration and what it represents that now I am fully expecting them all to come equipped with their own personal theme music and a thunderclap and lightning bolt after every public statement. This is just not even happening. This is some fucked up screenwriter's nightmare we're all stuck in. Someone who apparently thought that the problem with "Revenge of the Sith" was that it was just too fucking subtle. Someone who watched a Monty Python episode and concluded that it was a documentary. YO, ASSHAT, TIME TO WAKE UP AND GET US SOME FUCKING REWRITE.

4 comments:

TRES CEE said...

you are surprised that this man loved, Dick Cheney, you are unfamiliar with the amount of heat applied to men of south when in office in Presidency or the Congress.

For over 200 years, men and women in Congress or the Presidency have had to go to Congress for some morsel of Legislation with their Hats in their Hands, and have often been rebuffed and insulted by a Media Owned by The Rich and Greedy in the North East.

To Ladies of North East U.S. a man is less then dirt if they are Congressmen or Senators, and are abusive, caustic and unpleasant to the extreme with no manners or civility which can be easily detected by their rude manner.

ex:

Recently I noticed Susan Collins of New England a Senator in Congress as she rudely overbearing in Manner and with Venom talked Down to our Governor and about our President as if he was a serf sharecropping for her as a tenant Farmer who was begrudgingly given his just share of his Labor.

He this lover of Dick Cheney is one who is famikiar with the problems of unfair reporting and rude media and the So called elected Representatives of the People.

I believe they are more properly called, appointees of the Largest U.S. Corporations in New England.

Keith said...

But it's not really an apology, is it? An apology implies some taking of responsibility, which Whittington didn't do (nor should he have, of course); "I'm sorry my face got in the way of Dick's shot" would have been an apology.

I read Whittington's statement more as "what a shame this happened to such a good man who has so many other responsibilities to deal with," which (getting past my visceral loathing of Cheney for a moment) seems an entirely appropriate response.

belledame222 said...

Well, if you want to get all technical about it.

Look, here's the bottom line for me, mkay:

For the first several days, Cheney's people imply that it was Whittington's fault for sneaking up behind him. Cheney finally makes an appearance and allows as how he's the guy who pulled the trigger, so, oops, his bad. Does not utter the words "I'm sorry" at all. Mentions that it was the worst day of his life. Of HIS life.

The guy who's actually pickin' birdshot out of his face, HE'S "sorry" about what a hard time CHENEY'S gone through. Is that ordinary graciousness? Is that what's called for? Or is that "please don't come over and finish the job, Mr. Sneering Scary Man"?

Violet Socks said...

I thought your rant was the best I've read on the "apology."

Someone who watched a Monty Python episode and concluded that it was a documentary.

Hell, yeah.