Monday, February 13, 2006

Sending a Message?

I kinda wonder if there’s a connection between this story

The vice president suggested in a speech Thursday night that the president’s warrantless spying issue should be a political issue in 2006, saying that people “need to know just how we view the most critical questions of national security” when there’s “an important election” coming up. Was it push-back against Democratic critics, or a warning that it’s time for Republicans like Arlen Specter, Sam Brownback, Lindsey Graham, Mike DeWine, James Sensenbrenner and Heather Wilson to shut up and get in line?

and this one

Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot and wounded a prominent Austin, Tex., lawyer on Saturday while the two men were quail hunting in South Texas, firing a shotgun at the man while trying to aim for a bird, a member of the hunting party said.

Advice to Arlen Specter: if the VP asks you to go on a “little hunting trip” with him…don’t go.