Ultimately, I’m the guy who pulled the trigger. That fired the round that hit Harry. And you can talk about all of the other conditions that existed at the time. But that’s the bottom line. And there’s no, it’s not Harry’s fault. You can’t blame anybody else. I’m the guy who pulled the trigger and shot my friend. And I say that’s a moment I’ll never forget.
WHAT A MENSCH! Dick Cheny sits right down on Fox News and says straight up: “I take the blame.” This is leadership, godammit. He could have blamed the planetary allignment, but no. He could have blamed Saddam, but he didn’t. He is very very clear about NOT blaming his “friend Harry”, and that’s the part I love most.
Even a moron (ie, someone slightly more sentient that George W) could deconstruct that sentence. “It’s not Harry’s fault” in this context means “It’s Harry’s fault!” And the mawkish “I shot my friend” confession is so much better than the factual “I never met the guy before.”
I fucking love this development and I’m not afraid to say so! If that old millionaire dies, they’ll reanimate him with Mary Cheney’s heart and kill two quails with one stone.
I can’t wait for more on this, but in the meantime, there’s the super-wacky Blogs for Bush to pass the time. God bless America!