yanno, most of you already know that I disagree with this administration on a lot of issues...but
on this...the other night, I was listening to the Awards, and someone stood up and made a horrible joke about Cheney shooting his friend. I turned off the Awards...why?
Well b/c, I believe, as much as I don't like Cheney, I feel so sorry for him. I cannot imagine the horror, that he experienced at shooting his friend...the worry, after the heart attack, and knowing those bb's will be imbeded in his friend for the rest of his life. I don't think it's a joking matter...adn I don't believe the man shot his buddy on purpose, but what I do believe is, that for the rest of his life, he and only he will have to live with what happened. Was he hunting illegally without a license? Only he knows, and only he will somehow have to live with that guilt on top of the accident.
In times like these, through mishaps or almost near deaths, accidents, whatever, those people involved in the incidents will not only have to atone and live with the guilt, but also, maybe this changes them, maybe this humbles a person so so much, that he/she changes?
Again...please keep in mind, if it were you or me...
it was an accident...a very serious one, can you even begin to realize the fears between the families...the embarrasment, etc? Imagine the first hours Cheney went through after the shooting? I wouldn't want to be in his shoes for anything in the world.
I think Cheney has most definately learned his lesson...unfortunately at someone else's expense, and who is to say, his buddy wasn't somewhat to blame, and walked in front of the spray of b/b's?
This incident has nothing to do with performing his job...it was a most unfortuate accident, and I feel badly for both parties.
Can you imagine how his friend feels everytime he hears someone joking about this and I really in all sincerity, think the jokes have been so so cruel and unthinking.
I believe, before we joke about anything as serious as an almost accidental death, we should be very careful...cuz you never know what we're going to do in the future, and it might come back to haunt us two fold.
I don't know, that's just my take on the issue. I feel really bad for both parties involved.
Sincerely and surely meaning no insult to anyone, just adding my thoughts to the thread.