Thursday, February 16, 2006

Why Be Coy?

Vice President Dick Cheney told Brit Hume on Fox that he waited to inform the press about the accidental shooting last weekend because he wanted to make sure of the facts before he said anything. Okay, leaving that big one lying on the road, why didn’t the he just come out and say that he’s the King of the World, he hates the press, he has issues with the concept of a free and unfettered press, and he thinks that all journalists — with the exception, of course, of the panderers on Fox — are left-wing hippies? Ah, but that would be a refreshing blast of candor and that’s not something he’s comfortable doing.