Thursday, October 21, 2004

Ssssh! Be vewy, vewy quiet!

He had to go all the way to Ohio for one? He should have just called Teresa!
(Hat tip: billorites)

Today, Lurch had the big rootin' tootin' shootin' photo-op he had been threatening. There are lots of laughs involved like

McCurry said Kerry is simply doing the things he loves in the final days of the campaign. Asked if it will include windsurfing, McCurry smiled. "It's too cold this time of year," he said.
Sure, Mike! We believe ya! But the biggest laughs are in the pool press report that Drudge is carrying. Sample: things had been slow in the goosing department, but then the nimrods spotted a flock:

There were so many shots in the course of 15 seconds that it was impossible to count the number. Certainly, everybody unloaded their guns and possibly even reloaded (Assuming they were not using some sort of large-capacity assault weapons, which would be thoroughly illegal. But we'll never know.).

Yeehaw! Maybe Yosemite Sam would be a better comparison! Anyhow, after all the birdshot had landed, the Lurchster did a "walk by" of the photographers. All in all it sure was a manly man photo-op!

(Hat tip: stockstrader)

One odd point in the AP article, though:
Kerry returned after a two-hour hunting trip wearing a camouflage jacket and carrying a 12-gauge shotgun, but someone else carried the bird he said he shot.

"I'm too lazy," Kerry joked. "I'm still giddy over the Red Sox. It was hard to focus."

(Hat tip: tamikamaria)

Some of the uncharitable suspect he didn't want to carry the goose in order to not grossly offend his whacko base, even though they know he is just pretending. Even worse - Lurch's mismatched outfit wasn't the usual vision of sporting sartorial splendor that we know and love because the "lifelong" hunter had just bought the coat and hat. But that's OK - he managed not to even get mud on his pants.