The Cheney Kerfuffle

It's immensely enjoyable, isn't it, although I've yet to read or hear the best jokes. I guess I'll wait for Jon Stewart tonight. All I have to add is that the way in which the veep's office handled the incident reminded me exactly of similar mishaps among Britain's royal family. The job of telling the media is handed to some unfortunate lackey or courtier; the official line is always that the prince/king/queen/Cheney did nothing wrong; there's always a short media blackout so as not to put the monarch on the spot; then there's a backlash. The British royals have gotten better than they used to be. Our own elected monarchy could take a few lessons from them in media management.