Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Remember Vincent Foster?

The right wing had a field day dissecting the timeline of Vincent Foster's suicide... down to the millisecond.

Will they be as diligent in examining the 14-hour delay between when Dick Cheney shot a man in the face and when he reported it to the police? (Where I come from, there's only one reason you delay reporting a crime like that: to change your blood alcohol level)

Will they be as tireless in pursuing why Cheney was hunting without the proper stamp on his license? Or how, as Doug Ireland points out in his excellent primer on quail hunting, Cheney wasn't really quail hunting at all? In fact, to me he seems more like just some drunken asshole shooting his gun out his car window.

Will Cheney be made to look as silly for going woo-hoo with a gun and a keg in his pickup as John Kerry was for windsurfing? (And I'm sorry, isn't there a war going on? Can't someone else clear the brush and kill the quail for a few weeks?)

And while we're on the subject of evenhanded investigation, let's get back to Laura Bush for a moment.

Just let me say, if Hillary Clinton had ever killed a guy, no matter how long ago it was, you can bet your ass we'd hear about it every day on Fox News.

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