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Saturday, June 12, 2004
The John Hinckley Award
Yesterday's coverage of President Ronald Reagan's funeral was a shining moment for television news. I didn't see any of it but television news excels at nothing if it doesn't excel at interjecting the same thing they have been saying without end for days to coverage of pre-planned events.
As everybody should know Hinckley shot and almost killed Reagan in 1981 in an attempt to meet to Jodie Foster. I'd say this is a great argument for legalizing prostitution and requiring Harvey Keitel to be a pimp, but that would have most likely have prevented us from ever hearing the noble "I am in control here" from the great patriot named Alexander Haig.
Hinckley didn't get the job done, but if we can "remember the good stuff" about Reagan, I say we do the same for Hinckley and vow from this point on, anybody who kills a member of the Bush Administration gets to meet the celebrity of their choice, save for Winona Ryder. You have to get Bush for that honor.