Monday, May 12, 2008

Hillary and Cheney go hunting

Hillary messed with Cheney about hunting back in February.

Sen. Hillary Clinton dipped into her own hunting experience when answering a question about gun control, and in effect delivered one of her longest question and answer sessions in Wausau, Wisconsin on Monday....

..."Once he his out of office the secret service is not around to protect people from him. We better be careful about where he goes hunting. Safety protocol would be useful, don't you think?"

Then, Andy Borowitz weighs in with some political humor:

One day after Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton professed an abiding affection for guns and hunting, her love of firearms came under attack from another sometime hunter in Washington.

Appearing on NBC's Meet the Press, Vice President Dick Cheney said that a hunting contest between him and the New York senator was "the only way" to determine whether Sen. Clinton's tales of her gun prowess were for real.

"To be frank, Hillary Clinton's stories about her adventures with guns don't exactly pass the smell test," the vice president told host Tim Russert. "If she really wants to show that she knows how to handle a rifle, there's an easy way to do that: meet me in the woods."

While some in the Clinton campaign expressed concern about their candidate accepting Mr. Cheney's challenge, the idea of a hunting contest got the ringing endorsement of one member of her inner circle, former president Bill Clinton.

"Dick Cheney and Hillary in the woods with guns?" President Clinton said at a campaign stop in Pittsburgh. "Boy, I like the sound of that."

But shortly after the vice president issued his challenge, Sen. Clinton seemed to back off from her earlier claims of hunting experience, saying that she had "misspoke" about her hunting exploits as a child.

"I fired a gun once, but I didn't like it, and I didn't recoil," she said.

Finally, Dick Cheney with his own joke about contemporary events:

On Hillary's Bosnia Gaffe: "She made an honest mistake. She confused the Bosnia trip with the time I took her hunting."


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