Is this the best they can do?
Jeez, obviously these writers are not experienced hunters. Not very funny. And they have such great material to work with! Sigh. We Americans are now truly an urban (i.e., not rural) people.
For TV comics, it's a target so big and so attractive that few will resist taking their shot.
Vice President Dick Cheney was already the butt of jokes on the late-night TV circuit for his brooding public persona, ardent support for the war in Iraq and his powerful role in the Bush White House. Even his heart condition was the constant object of monologue material. But with news that the vice president accidentally shot and injured a friend while hunting on a Texas ranch over the weekend, Mr. Cheney is destined to become a late-night legend.
Yeah, you can make fun of him, but you still wouldn't want to run across him in a dark alley, heart condition and all, would you? I didn't think so.