Thursday, February 16, 2006

Can someone explain to me why the VP has an obligation to inform the public every time he shoots someone?

9 Comments:

At 9:32 PM, Blogger angela said...

i think he is obligated to inform the public that he sucks so much ass at quail hunting that he cant even hit the damn things without shooting his buddy in the face. its even more ridiculous when their wings are clipped first, so they cant even fly.

 
At 1:01 AM, Blogger fidel said...

this is the most interesting post i have ever seen in my entire life. damn. hippies unite! no disgruntlement felt by myself..i reckon. keep up the good work sasha! Moldova fo lyfe.

 
At 1:11 PM, Blogger PhillyC said...

I think that's a pretty dumb question. He is a public figure and therefore should assume a certain degree of public inquiry into private actions that could possible involve legal action. It comes with the territory.

 
At 2:32 PM, Blogger alex said...

i think thats a pretty dumb answer. whether he "assumes a certain degree of public inquiry" into his personal matters is irrelevant to the question of whether he has any obligations to satisfy these inquiries.

 
At 11:21 PM, Blogger PhillyC said...

If he assumes a degree of public inquiry than why even make it an issue? He has make the incident public under his own will and therefore has consented to certain obligations.

End of story.

 
At 5:10 AM, Blogger alex said...

The fact that I naturally assume inquiries from my parents about my love life does not mean I will satisfy those inquiries. My expectations about the behavior of others have no bearing on the question of whether that behavior is justified.

And no, he did not "make the incident public" - it became public before he said a word.

 
At 10:55 AM, Blogger PhillyC said...

But does your love life have any chance of being criminal negligence? I would venture probably not. With Cheney, it could have been manslaughter if the guy in the coma lost his life signs. Only several days later was it determined that no charges were going to be placed. Before that it was PENDING.

Above all, it goes back to living a public life. Cheney does. You don't. There are different ground rules in certain circumstances, this being one of them. I don't think that can be contested.

This is my last post on answering this ridiculous question.

 
At 1:41 PM, Blogger angela said...

" But does your love life have any chance of being criminal negligence?"

im all about criminally neglecting him.

 
At 2:11 PM, Blogger alex said...

"But does your love life have any chance of being criminal negligence? I would venture probably not....Above all, it goes back to living a public life. Cheney does. You don't."

All very nice, but sounds to me like its completely irrelevant to my question, which is what OBLIGATIONS Cheney has.

Either you've been trying to argue that because Cheney is a public figure he has an obligation to inform the public whenever he is involved in personal business that could make headlines, OR your comments have been completely irrelevant to my question. If its the former, well, it seems a ridiculous statement to me and you've offered no reasons for it, so I hardly think its worthy of a response on my part. If its the latter, then I'm glad your last comment has indeed been the last.

 

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