It's really simple
WARNING: ARMED VICE PRESIDENT
The Vice President shot a 78 year old man in the face.
And has neither publicly apologized or explained his actions.
I know the Bush apologists will say this is no big deal, but the Vice President of the United States, through either inattention or some other factor, wounded a private citizen.
Yet, he has not explained anything about this, from the delay in moving his victim from the ranch to a hospital, where he landed in ICU.
While the media has downplayed the effects of this, gunfire damage can have unexpected effects and his health may change rapidly. He may lose partial or full use of his arm or need plastic surgery. Or die of complications. A gunshot wound is a tremdous shock to the system, especially that of a 78 year old man shot in the face.
But it all comes down to responsibility. An honorable man would have discussed this promptly and not hid behind a woman's skirts to explain his actions. Anyone with a sense of personal honor and public responsibility would have explained his actions. Just like you or I would.
posted by Steve @ 1:20:00 AM