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While pretty much in agreement with Lawrence Henry’s piece on the Cheney quail shoot flap, I find he omits one critical part of bird hunting gun safety dogma that applies: chiefly the responsibility of all in the group to know each other’s location at all times during the shoot. As a kid, if I heard that dictum repeated once in the field, I heard it a thousand times. “If you don’t know where your partners are, don’t ever fire until you do.”
Yes, the Veep was in error to shoot while his partner was off the group’s plane of advance. His partner, however, was equally, if not more at fault, for failing to make his location and line of approach known to the others. This was, in my humble opinion, a group fubar* in which there was sufficient error and judgment lapses to go ‘round.
That said, the self-important jihadi reaction of the WH press corps over this matter Monday was both excessive and indicative of why the people hold these blokes in such dim esteem. They are not, in spite of their inflated view of their own importance, a “priest-class” whose presence must be worshipped at all possible times.p>*fubar ï¿½ fouled up beyond all recognition. br> — Frank Stevenson
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?