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The vice president draws hisses and jeers as he throws out the season-opening pitch at a Washington Nationals game.
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By gunga din, April 19, 2006 at 11:38 am Link to this comment
I live in the Washington area and was hoping to hear a clear and honest account of the episode in the news media. The only thing that was said was that a few jeers and some cheers were heard from the public, then the talking head went to another topic. It took about 6 seconds.
Who says the media is liberal or interested in the public? Must be talking about another country.
By R. A. Earl, April 14, 2006 at 9:09 pm Link to this comment
As I witnessed Cheney waddle to the mound I couldn’t help feeling embarrassed for the American people.
They deserve much better leadership than they’re getting. I believe there’s far more “good” in America than “bad” but there’s enough “bad” to make the whole barrel suspect.
So my question is… Is there any rescue possible for a partially rotten barrel, or do we all just wait and watch as the whole mess disintegrates in due course?
By FreeDem, April 14, 2006 at 6:34 am Link to this comment
Hey at least he avoided the obvious sequiter… “Cheney throws ball at plate. Hits and injures old lawyer just standing near by.”
THats prolly why he went out there alone.
By nolocontendere, April 13, 2006 at 11:13 pm Link to this comment
I wondered why the sound from that newsclip was so strange - they tried to edit out the disproval and it wound up bizarre.
By truthman228, April 13, 2006 at 9:03 pm Link to this comment
now that is entertainment.
so the man is considered a great American, yet he can’t throw or shoot a gun properly?
By Jemmytee, April 12, 2006 at 10:32 pm Link to this comment
Don’t just jeer the bastards, demand their impeachment! If enough people scream at Congress, the spinelss Democrats and few non-lock-step Republicans might actually DO something about it.
By Peter Hinds, April 12, 2006 at 7:35 pm Link to this comment
Remember the 2374 who will never hear another hiss or jeer.
And never forget those responsible.
By Cuthbertson, April 12, 2006 at 6:43 pm Link to this comment
A friend of ours attended this game. He was so shocked (and awed) by the intensity of the booing that he had to call us rignt away. Fox News, playing down to their own game as propaganda organ for the Bush Administration, muted the booing crowd from their coverage. The on-the-scenes report phoned in to me, was that the stadium shook from the ferocity of the crowd’s disappoval.
That said, perhaps the bullet-proof vest wearing Cheney should be commended for his willingness to go solo to the mound; his war president and commander in chief, George “Bring-‘em-On” Bush, scooted to the mound at the season opener in Cincinnati, shielded from any displays of crowd disaproval by a squad of Iraqi war veterans.
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