Monday, February 13, 2006

Overreaction by Democrats and Press

V.P. Dick Cheney accidentally shot a hunting companion over the weekend. The man who was shot is doing well, considering he was hit with birdshot.

Since the Washington press corps did not find out first, all they seem to care about is why they did not find out sooner. One reporter asked whether Cheney should resign. (I wonder why no Washington reporter asks Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) why he did not resign after an accident that resulted in the death of a young woman.) Some partisan Democrats are over the top, comparing Cheney to Aaron Burr, who killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel.

Accidents are unfortunate. The partisan spin and press overreaction is also unfortunate.

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