Dick Cheney makes love to his gun

I just saw Dick Cheney on the news, fawning over the gun that the NRA handed him today. He looked totally intoxicated, gaping at the rifle with an almost leering grin. It immediately brought to mind another picture (and it sure took me a long time to find it on the Web). Compare.


And here’s Cheney’s nemesis:


No, I am not saying Cheney is comparable to Saddam. But seeing Cheney with the gun and the two minions on either side brought back a vivid memory of the Saddam photo. Obviously Cheney is no Saddam (which doesn’t mean I like him), but I found the similarities of the pictures to be eerily striking.



The Discussion: 16 Comments

What does this picture remind us of?

US VP Dick Cheney was given a gun by the NRA today, and of course there was a nice photo taken. The Peking Duck finally figured out where he’d seen something like that Cheney photo before….

April 17, 2004 @ 11:51 pm | Comment

Guns all over again

Gun rights just isn’t my issue. As long as there is not a blanket ban being proposed, I’m ambivalent. I’m not a soldier, I’m not that interested in hunting although I might give it a try someday, I’m not a…

April 18, 2004 @ 5:08 am | Comment

And so the GOP’s time-honored “three-G” strategery falls into place:

Guns, God and Gays.

April 18, 2004 @ 8:32 am | Comment


April 18, 2004 @ 10:13 pm | Comment

I feel you are reading to much of your own views into a simple photo.
How about this
“Cheney, safely holding the rifle given to him out of respect for his support of their views, later gives thanks for the NRA’s fight to protect our freedoms. The rifle, a replica of type carried by the minutemen of Trenton will hold a special place of honor in Mr. Cheney’s house”
I like my view better

If I sound troll like I am truely sorry. I feel the NRA has sold out to much to be the representatives of the 2nd amendment fight. I would recommend going to the RKBA or the GOA sites for some good information on the subject.
I did like your usage of the word “minions”.

April 18, 2004 @ 11:51 pm | Comment

Gunner, I didn’t really read a lot into the photo in terms of political parallels — the one simply reminded me of the other.

I do have a lot of troubles with the NRA and the extremism of some of its members. They do seem to get carried away, and arguing with them is always a unique experience.

April 18, 2004 @ 11:58 pm | Comment

Then again, as members of a widely despised minority group, Richard and I have every reason to appreciate the widespread availability of firearms for self-defense.

If I were back in the U.S., I’d seriously consider arming myself. Why? See my first post.

April 19, 2004 @ 3:17 am | Comment

“Fawning….totally intoxicated….leering…..minions”


You left out “orgasmic, death-lust” and maybe a few others. Looking at the photo, I’d say he just got given a priceless antique, which for most people inspires a certain level of enthusiasm, wouldn’t you say?

Now, if he starts using it to gun down his own political opponents, gimme a call, but until then, I’d say the analogy is pitifully stretched.


April 21, 2004 @ 3:25 am | Comment

I didn’t see any death lust, but could be. I did see a humorous similarity between that and the other photo, not, as I said, between Cheney the person and Saddam.

April 21, 2004 @ 9:11 am | Comment

This is a test – my comments and most other aspects of this blog’s code seemt to be screwed up. Let’s see if this posts.

April 23, 2004 @ 4:08 pm | Comment

Haha… He finally did, in fact, gun someone down. Not a political opponent, but still…

February 12, 2006 @ 4:35 pm | Comment

How fitting this picture is now after Cheney’s little duck-hunting mishap. The accident is no doubt interesting to those of us who find Cheney’s policies reckless, the NRA disgusting, and comparisons of Cheney to world dictators perfectly fair.

February 12, 2006 @ 7:28 pm | Comment

yes kinda funny that cheney couldnt be interviewed for 18 or so hours after the incident… why? who knows, maybe he was drinking

yes im serious

February 14, 2006 @ 9:59 pm | Comment

Hmmmm, I guess I picture of Bill Clinton holding the gun would have been better? Or maybe a picture of Al Sharpton? Or maybe a picture of Jessy Jackson holding the gun would be best!? Lets face it, I am just glad that this country can not be runned by people that FORCE you into liveing, thinking, and doing what they think you should do. If that were the case we would all be speaking german by now. I think the picture is great. Thank god for the NRA. Thank god for good American people like Dick Cheney.

February 17, 2006 @ 2:44 pm | Comment

Hunting is a sport that can put you in danger for many reasons. People of all walks of life get hurt, and even killed every year hunting. Cheney’s views have nothing to do with this simple fact. And to respond to Brian’s comment, I am not a bit surprised that he could not be interviewed right away. Give the guy a break. He did not shoot the man on purpose. Bad things happen to good people every day. And to respond to Chris, all I can say is that I sure am glad that every one does not think like you do. Your brief narrow minded comment made me ill.

February 17, 2006 @ 3:00 pm | Comment

He’s all yours, Vince.

February 17, 2006 @ 7:44 pm | Comment

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