National Review Online blogger Andy McCarthy writes in from some deeply Xanaxed place:
By contrast, the transparently partisan hyperbole (I mean, Aaron Burr? Gimme a break!) and the unrestrained glee in reaction to a mishap is over the top even by Washington standards. Normal people look at this and see in a froth over an accident the same people who couldn't summon up a pulse over President Clinton's INTENTIONAL misconduct. It's the Veep they'll empathize with.
I'm not trying to compare Clinton and Cheney -- although that may not be a bad idea.
I agree that it's a little to facile to compare Cheney's exploits to Aaron Burr. Sure, Burr was the last Vice President to shoot a man, but to suggest that Cheney's exploits were comparable would do Burr a great disservice, considering Alexander Hamilton was not specifically bred to be an easier target for unskilled hunters.
But to compare Cheney's response to Clinton's? Uhm, Andy? Maybe you aren't aware of this... but, in contrast to rifle shot, cum can be washed off one's face with soap and water.