Thursday, February 16, 2006

Taking Responsibility

The latest press frenzy in the US over Cheney shooting his hunting partner seems misplaced. Beyond some laughs, a mass murderer shooting a fellow plutocrat, is it really that big of a deal? Not that it shoudn't be reported just that the shooting itself was an accident, story over. What is important though is the impunity in which these characters operate. As a hunter and fisherman on a regular basis I am stopped by the DNR (Damn Near Russia) and asked for the proper license. Fines are substantial for not having them or poaching. Cheney bought his after he shot a guy. No big deal?

Cheney takes responsibilty. What exactly does this mean?