The Left is calling it "Cheney's Chappaquiddick." Cheney can only hope it turns out so well! Ted Kennedy is the darling of the Liberals and can do no wrong. Here's a comparison between the two "incidents:"
|Drunk politician takes a woman, not his wife, in a ride in a golf cart to do some quail hunting with a couple other people||Drunk politician takes a woman, not his wife, home from a party.|
|Drunk attorney gets a little in front of hunting line. When dogs flush a covey of quail, drunk politician shoots him.||Drunk politician drives off bridge, gets out of car and swims to the bank of the creek. Returns to party, ignores phone, and gets other party goers to try to rescue woman, not his wife.|
|Drunk politician rushes wounded drunk attorney to hospital.||Drunk politician decides to go home.|
|Next morning, sober politician calls authorities.||Next morning, sober politician calls attorney, then authorities.|
|Elected VP twice||Elected to Senate for life, effectively|
|You and me?: Large fine for improper license + using a firearm while under the influence + public intoxication + failure to notify authorities = JAIL||You and me?: DUI + public intoxication + failure to notify authorities + leaving the scene of an accident + involuntary manslaughter = JAIL|
Yep, if this is Cheney's Chappaquiddick, he's got nothing to worry about! Kennedy can be for the environment, but against wind power in his backyard. Kennedy can be for the inheritance tax while sheilding his family fortune in trusts so his kids won't have to pay it. Kennedy can write a law requiring large oil companies to pay usage fees while exempting the smaller oil companies his family owns. Cheney will have it made!