Skip to comments.Franken Says Cheney Shot Whittington “Just to Watch Him Die”
Posted on 02/13/2006 9:03:55 AM PST by Mr. Brightside
Franken Says Cheney Shot Whittington Just to Watch Him Die
Posted by Noel Sheppard
February 13, 2006 - 10:04.
Remember back in October when Al Franken joked with David Letterman about Karl Rove and I. Lewis Libby being executed for treason? Well, Franken is at it again with a blog entry Sunday evening at the Huffington Post. This time, the target of his tasteless satire is Vice President Dick Cheney who accidentally shot his hunting partner on Saturday:
Over the weekend, Vice President Dick Cheney shot a man in Texas. Asked why he shot the man, the Vice President said, Just to watch him die."
Much like other members of the media, Franken saw a bizarre connection to a previously documented hunting trip that the vice president went on: You know who's doing a there but for the grace of God go I?; Scalia.
Then, Franken painted a sophomoric picture of what would happen if Bush and Cheney went hunting:
Now, I imagine that Cheney and the President have hunted together. What would have happened if Cheney had shot the President? I think if he shot Bush this way, Bush isn't 78 and he's in pretty good shape, and he's kinda macho. I think he would've gotten up and shot Cheney back. And I think they would've started blasting each other like in a Tarrantino [sic] movie.
Thats some funny stuff, Al. Dont quit your day job. Speaking of which, things must not be going well over at Hot Air America, as Franken has taken to spamming blogs to attract listeners:
Anyway, be sure to listen to the Al Franken Show tomorrow - noon to three EST. And Vice President Cheney will be our special guest. And guess what? He's bringing his shotgun!
Makes you wonder if theyre going to start paying kids to hang ads on doorknobs to get listeners much the way Dominos sells pizza. Of course, unlike Franken's comedic attempts, Dominos delivers.
Maybe he was trying to impress Jodie Foster.
Hm... Doesn't that mean that he just opened himself up for a slander lawsuit?
Actually, for Franken, that's funny!
I've heard cocaine makes some people think everything they do or say is funny.
Exactly what I was thinking.
Let Franken have his fun. He's a little man who has so little to be happy about.
That's why Menachem Begin invaded southern Lebanon in 1982. Boy, that Jodie!
He would hide behind "satire" and the fact Cheney is a "public figure".
its a joke.
I wonder which children's charity is being raided to subsidize Franken's habit...?
To be fair - this is hysterically funny. Also the Tarrantino gibe. Good for Franken.
Franken's a fool.
Shows how much Franken knows about guns.
If Cheney wanted to kill his hunting mate, I don't think he would use a 28 guage shotgun at 100 feet.
Wrong weapon for the wrong prey at the wrong distance.
He implied that the VPOTUS is guilty of attempted murder.
Yeah, I'm concerned because I actually GOT it...
"But I shot a man in Reno
Just to watch him DIIIIIIIIIIiiiieeee..."
(Folsom Prison Blues)
"Actually, for Franken, that's funny!"
Actually, I kind of agree. I usually don't like Franken's attempts at humor, but this sort of made me chuckle. It's an old Johnny Cash quote, no? "I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die."
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