November 16, 2007

I can totally see how you'd make that mistake

Apparently, Sen. John Cornyn is mistaking a levee for a wall. Or is it a wall for a levee? I'm not really clear. Go read Hal at Half Empty and find out.

While we're on the subject of Junior John, Phillip over at BOR found a piece on him written for Texas Monthly by Paul Burka. It's a well done puff piece and not all that revealing save one tidbit I found interesting...

Cornyn had brought a 28-gauge shotgun, which is the kind Dick Cheney uses, and the joshing started.

What many of you don't know is that I hunt. I don't care much for deer hunting because it's boring as hell and I was never that good with a bow. I do love duck hunting and occassionally, dove hunting. I've never, even as a child, hunted with anything less than a 20 gauge (ask me sometime about the time I shot Daddy's 10 gauge when I was six). Today, I hunt with a 12 gauge. Just about everyone I know does.

My father likes to take people hunting on our ranch in East Texas. He sometimes takes friends of friends or business associates hunting with him. I can remember when I was young, Daddy let some people come with us who were dressed in neatly pressed fatigues and had 28 gauge shotguns. My father, never one to criticize, called them 'fancy'.

I talked to him today and told him about Junior John's shotgun of choice. He grunted on the other end of the line, sighed and said, "Tell me about the other guy again."

Oh, and while you're at it, go give Rick some money!

Posted by mcblogger at November 16, 2007 11:25 AM

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