It was obvious that this incident was going to enter the pop culture lexicon almost immediately. Three-quarters of Stewart’s show was about the shooting. Said Vice Presidential Firearms Mishap Expert Rob Corddry: “In a post 9/11 world, the American people expect their leaders to be decisive. To not have shot his friend in the face would have sent a message to the quail that
is weak.” America
Jay Leno weighed in: "When the ambulance got there, out of force of habit they put Cheney on the stretcher. ... When people found out he shot a lawyer, his popularity is now at 92 percent."
Said David Letterman: "Good news, ladies and gentlemen. We have finally located weapons of mass destruction: it's Dick Cheney. We can't get bin Laden but we nailed a 78-year-old attorney."
So there I was thinking, “This would make a great t-shirt.” Ooop, too late, they are already up for sale. Bless the interweb.
Update: I've been getting so many hits looking for a download of the Cheney's Got a Gun parody of the Aerosmith article that I figured I should go and find it. There is a great version at The Bob Rivers Show. Very funny. Come back soon.