February 19, 2006

Being Shot Means Having To Say You're Sorry

The vice president’s shooting victim came out talkin’ the other day when he apologized to the veep.
“My family and I are deeply sorry for everything Vice-President Cheney and his family have had to deal with,” Harry Whittington, said in his first comments since being shot on a south Texas ranch six days earlier.

Apologizing to someone who has shot you is a new concept to me. Maybe it’s a Texas thing? I have to admire Whittington for his politeness, but I also wonder if it’s (as the Republicans like to say) “sending the wrong message” to people who shoot other people, and people who are careless with guns.

Next time someone steps on your toe, cuts you off on the highway, gives you the wrong change, stabs you, gets your lunch order wrong or shoots you in the face, you’d better hit the “I’m Sorry” section at the Hallmark store.

Posted by James at February 19, 2006 12:17 PM
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hey, new orleans here. just wanted to apologize to 'ol Dubbya. i'm sorry you're getting all this bad publicity for totally screwing up the relief effort down here. it's too bad i had to go and get decimated by a natural disaster and cut into your vacation over the summer. sorry, my b.

Posted by: ryan at February 19, 2006 4:53 PM

George? Iraq here. Sorry we weren't far enough along in our weapons program to support your war or your claims. If only we hadn't been bombed so heavily and under such close scrutiny by the IAEA we might have been able to help. Perhaps the next fundamentalist regime will do better by you.

Posted by: briwei at February 21, 2006 1:45 PM

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