Listen, I know it was an accident and far be it from me to ever agree with liberals, but Dick Cheney needs to step out from wherever he's hiding now and speak to the American public. I mean, his pal just had a heart attack for chrissakes and all Cheney's doing by staying silent is not only providing more fodder for the wolves, but it makes him look bad, and worse, like he doesn't care.
I could care less that it took the White House a day to report this incident and in this case I could care less about politics. This is about doing what's right. When Dick Cheney accepted President Bush's offer to be his vice-president, he had to understand the magnitude of the enormous task at hand. He had to understand his role as second-in-command of the free world. He had to know that his every move would be magnified. He had to know that staying behind the scenes would no longer be an option. But he accepted the role and everything that comes with it, therefore, he owes the American public an explanation from his own lips about what happened on his hunting trip as well as show the country that he is sorry and remorseful.
Dan Quayle will forever be remembered for comparing himself to JFK and spelling "potatoe" instead of "potato". Al Gore will forever be remembered for fumbling the ball on a presidency that was virtually handed to him. God forbid, Harry Whittington dies, Dick Cheney will almost assuredly have to resign. But let's hope that it doesn't get that far and let's hope that Dick Cheney has the guts to show the American public a side to him that we rarely get to see.