With Dick Cheney's recent hunting accident (after all, Shakespeare did say we should shoot all the lawyers), he's been the butt of a rifle joke for weeks. Let's face it, this incident pulled an emotional trigger for many people. According to the U.S. Newswire, James and Sarah Brady, of The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, were quoted as follows:
"Now I understand why Dick Cheney keeps asking me to go hunting with him," said Jim Brady. "I had a friend once who accidentally shot pellets into his dog - and I thought he was an idiot."
"I've thought Cheney was scary for a long time," Sarah Brady said. "Now I know I was right to be nervous."
For the uninitiated, James Brady was Press Secretary for Ronald Reagan, and took a bullet for the President. But really, this post isn't so much about Gun Control, as it is about Dick Cheney... which brings us to the link of the day.
Actor Alec Baldwin has been taking flak for his outspoken and controversial comments on The Huffington Post, in which he accused Cheney of being a terrorist. This label seems to have many people up in arms and has branded Baldwin as somehow un-American. He is, if anything, more supportive of our country than a Vice President whose corporate interests end up screwing the little guy. CLICK HERE to read Baldwin's brilliant "apology."