Franken: Cheney Shot Whittington 'Just to Watch Him Die'

Remember back in October when Al Franken joked with David Letterman about Karl Rove and I. Lewis Libby being executed for treason? Well, Franken is at it again with a blog entry Sunday evening at the Huffington Post. This time, the target of his tasteless satire is Vice President Dick Cheney who accidentally shot his hunting partner on Saturday:

“Over the weekend, Vice President Dick Cheney shot a man in Texas. Asked why he shot the man, the Vice President said, ‘Just to watch him die.’"

Much like other members of the media, Franken saw a bizarre connection to a previously documented hunting trip that the vice president went on: “You know who's doing a ‘there but for the grace of God go I?; Scalia.”

Then, Franken painted a sophomoric picture of what would happen if Bush and Cheney went hunting:

“Now, I imagine that Cheney and the President have hunted together. What would have happened if Cheney had shot the President? I think if he shot Bush this way, Bush isn't 78 and he's in pretty good shape, and he's kinda macho. I think he would've gotten up and shot Cheney back. And I think they would've started blasting each other like in a Tarrantino [sic] movie.”

That’s some funny stuff, Al. Don’t quit your day job. Speaking of which, things must not be going well over at Hot Air America, as Franken has taken to spamming blogs to attract listeners:

“Anyway, be sure to listen to the Al Franken Show tomorrow - noon to three EST. And Vice President Cheney will be our special guest. And guess what? He's bringing his shotgun!”

Makes you wonder if they’re going to start paying kids to hang ads on doorknobs to get listeners much the way Dominos sells pizza. Of course, unlike Franken's comedic attempts, Dominos delivers.

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.