“CHENEY ACCIDENTALLY SHOOTS FELLOW HUNTER IN TEXAS”….I tried to write my own headline, but, really ? how do you top this?

Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot and injured a man during a weekend quail hunting trip in Texas, his spokeswoman said today. Harry Whittington, 78, was “alert and doing fine” [although still hospitalized] after Cheney sprayed Whittington with shotgun pellets on Saturday.

Fantastic. Forget everything I’ve said before. How can you help but feel safer with these guys running the country?

Amy Sullivan

Amy Sullivan is a Chicago-based journalist who has written about religion, politics, and culture as a senior editor for Time, National Journal, and Yahoo. She was an editor at the Washington Monthly from 2004 to 2006.