Letterman on Cheney

Submitted by: buddy 11 years ago Entertainment

Is it just me, or is Letterman getting more political?
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Male 564
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Male 285
And your belief that democrats have not offered an alternative approach to many, if not all, of Bush`s policies only stems from your ignorance about politics. http://www.vote-smart.org/index.htm shows issue positions for many democrats and republicans and their support and alternatives to differing policies as well as links to their websites that also show differing policies. Try doing some research before you listen to 30 sec. clips on the news and expect to be educated.

And thanks for informing me about the "saddam`s audio tapes". Although I had to read about it myself. If you want to read about it go hear: http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/Investig...
They are actually a decade old tapes made back in the early to mid 90s of Saddam saying that the US cannot stop a terrorist attack, but Iraq would not attack us. Damning st

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Male 285
If democrats had run things like republicans, they wouldn`t deserve to be in power, I would be the first to admit that. One problem the democrats face is that the situations are so complicated that you can`t summarize a successful rebuttle to the "stay the course" soundbite. Take for example the 9 billion dollars lost in Iraq http://edition.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/meast/...
Now this is where the main argument about "not screwing up" comes in to play. Now you could hold someone accountable (which hasn`t been done) or better yet, not lose 9 billion tax payers dollars. But of course the latter this isn`t an alternative to where to go from here, but a COMPLAINT about how things have been handled. But many complaints criticized deeply flawed rushed war policies that have created the problem to begin with. Republican policies. Simply put, complaints ARE acknowledgements of differing ideas.
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Male 354
Just Google "Saddam audio tapes" and you will find plenty of news stories about them.

You don`t think the Democrats should come up with a better plan, KnightmareOH? I happen to agree with your analogy about being driven into the ditch, but jtc970 is right. The Democrats would rather complain than offer any ideas. They would rather see America hit with a hundred more disasters than offer ideas that could help the country while a Republican is in office, and you apparently agree with that mindset.

If you have some criticism for Republicans, that`s okay, but when you criticize, insult, and complain CONSTANTLY, then you are expected to provide an alternative. If your party can`t do better, then it should just shut up.

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Male 337
Also I am not asking what they would HAVE done different, I am askin what have they done, attempted, or even mentioned since a republican became president? Nothing.. the would rather do nothing and destroy this country rather than try to make it a better place while a republican is in office.
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Male 337
good answer KnightmareOH! not screwed up, well then, I guess I know who I`m voting for next time. The party who`s plan is to "not screw up" awesome!

Is that the party that bombed an aspirin factory? The same that didnt do much of anything about the U.S.S Cole bombing? The party that did nothing about Osama in 8 years? To not screw up you mean, sit on your ass and do nothing, is that how you dont screw up?

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Male 285
How dumb do you have to be to believe that the administration was right, when they admit they were wrong? Pretty f*ckin stupid. Show me evidence if you want to change my mind. Don`t expect me to believe your word for it.

And jeff, you want to know what the democrats would have done differently? Not screwed up! Its just that simple. Everything this administration touches turns black; Katrina, Iraq, Economy. And yet your position is "well why haven`t the democrats come up with a better plan?" When one guy drives you into a ditch, you don`t sit there and say "Ok this guy got me into a pretty bad situation but the other guy, whom drove perfectly fine for 8 years, isn`t coming up with a better plan" Thats just dumb thinking.

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Male 285
"The WMD intelligence was, for the most part, correct."
All I want to know is how it was correct. How? When did he say in his audio tapes he hid the weapons? Where can I hear these audio tapes?

"Bush told the truth" theory that`s dust now. You people are nothing but a bunch of conspiracy theorists. Wasn`t it a while ago you were telling me that Russia took the WMD`s. Gosh, if there is evidence that Saddam said he had WMDs and that Russia hid them then wouldn`t the white house say that everytime they open their mouth? And yet they don`t. In fact Bush himself admitted the intelligence was wrong. http://www.theage.com.au/news/world/bush...
He even admitted on tape that the WMDs were irrelevant. http://streaming.americanprogress.org/T

Male 354
Bush has done far more to help this country than Clinton, Bush Sr., and Carter combined. He, unlike those liberal pantywaists in Congress, wants to eliminate the terrorist threat instead of bending over like Neville Chamberlain.

The "Bush lied" horse is just dust now. The WMD intelligence was, for the most part, correct. The problem was that Saddam hid the weapons (as he said in his audio tapes) so that the world would think the U.S. was lying. Apparently, the liberals believe and trust Saddam Hussein more than they do Bush, and that is just sick.

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Male 354
Once again, KnightmareOH resorts to personal attacks. He seems to have a problem with me liking cats. He is either desperately grasping for an insult that will stick or he is jealous.

KnightmareOH, I have never said or implied that Bush can do no wrong. For example, I think he is royally screwing up the border situation and he has a problem with answering the lies put out by his opponents. The vast majority of reasons people hate Bush happen to be false.

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Male 337
I`m not saying that at all. I`m saying if democrats dont like the plan they should come up with something better. When was the last time anyone said "and the democrats plan is to.."?
The parties only accomplishment was to accomplish nothing while a republican is in office and show the world they hate the current president. They have not tried anything to help this country, they are too pre-occupied in trying to get elected next time, without regard to how America is being hurt.
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Female 6
[quote]The democrats would rather bash people personally and make the current president look bad, rather than cooperate. [/quote]

So your suggestion is to cooperate with a corrupt MISadministration and allow them to continue causing the rest of the world to hate us, making the grounds fertile for breeding new terrorists and destroying the environment for our children and their children? No thanks.

What is BEST for America is to get someone in the White House who will not circumvent the Constitution and wipe their ass with the Bill of Rights. This nation was created by "THE PEOPLE".. not the corporations and not the C-student Right-wing-nut-job Chickenhawks whose only interest is lining their own pockets and keeping their supporters fat and happy. Who claim a "moral" highground while all the while being nothing but hypocrites.

Please, spare me the sanctimonious BUllpoo. If there were such a thing as the antichrist, he would be an idiot from Crawford.

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Male 495
OfflineAlGore
Male, 18-29, Western US
15 Posts Friday, February 17, 2006 4:54:13 PM
""Come on, the guy got hit with a load of 28 gauge buckshot on accident. Not really that big of a deal. Granted, how could they pass up on the comedy factor of it, but still, I know of 3 people that have gotten shot in hunting accidents. poo happens people.""

BUCKSHOT??? Are you crazy? Like a poster said before "where do you get your news?" It was BIRD shot. For you that don`t know, BIRD shot is much smaller and less damaging than BUCK shot.

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Male 26
i really dislike what bush`s done to the world (what he did to the US isn`t really my concern), but I don`t think that the VP shooting someone in the face is yet another proof of how incompetent he is. It`s just plain funny. After all, if you want to say the Bush administration sucks, you really have a whole bunch of other reasons.

And before anyne says "blahblahblah hippie blahblahblah communist blahblahblah you don`t even live in the USA", when the most powerful country in the world starts waging wars out of, best case cenario, awfully wrong intelligence, and therefore killing thousands, yeah, i`d say it`s something the entire world should be worried about.

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Male 1,225
First of all, I`m going to say it yet again:
GW was right!

Second,
Quote from T-Marley: " Instead of whining and playing partisanship why don`t you actually all get involved? At age 18 you have the ability to run for plenty of offices, and instead of just letting a bunch of old men who are too extreme in their views no matter what side they are on run one of the most powerful nations in the world, why don`t you guys actually do something about it?"

I wish it were that easy. The problem with that is that the youngsters such as myself who want to change the world are being force fed the same extremist views of the old guys. Get an original thought for once people, think for yourself.

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Male 337
This isnt about liberal or conservative, it`s about America. The democrats would rather bash people personally and make the current president look bad, rather than cooperate. THe media is going the same. Instead of reporting what affects all of us they would rather create a story that doesnt mean diddly squat to any of us. They ignore real world issues like a past president inciting hatred because the vice president reported an event locally before telling The New York Times. They call the press secretary a jerk, and have lost all focus.
Look at KnightmareOH for an example. People stopped thinking about whats best for America, only caring about their parties. They sink to name calling, lieing and ridicule (even owning a cat can be used as fodder). They are ignoring facts and spend their days creating new Flash applications where you can throw tomatoes at the president. I have never seen so much disrespect in my life. We are all human, but some have lost what make us that.
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Male 197
I don`t like liberals or conservatives, I wish both would shut up.
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Male 645
I seriously dont understand how EVERY post somehow turns into politics or battles between countries. Its really starting to bug me.
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Male 285
Indigo_M and Maelstrom_X, wow you guys have a lot in common. Both of you are conservative whiners who believe bush can do no wrong. Both of your names are structurally similiar: something stupid followed by a letter in the alphabet. And I bet I could go through a thousand profiles and not come across a single person gay enough to put `cats` as one of their interests, yet both of you do. I`m almost aww struck at the coincidences.

OK catboys, theres no reason to get all bent out of shape, I think I`m starting to see where all the conservative aggression is coming from. After all, if you like video games AND cats I`m gonna take a shot in the dark and say your virgins. Right? It all makes sense, only in a delusional world where cats and videogames satisfy the most basic of physical urges does the Bush administration do a good job. But I think I see a solution... guys you are perfect for each other. Thats right, you two can spoon and complain about me all day.

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Male 40
Can`t we all just get along?

Oh, yeah....the Letterman bit was pretty funny and not worth getting upset about. Neither was the hunting accident. All of you budding political activists need to lighten up, whichever side you`re on.

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Male 1,808
HAHAHAHAHAH!
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Female 6
"Friday, February 17, 2006 10:14:11 AM EST [Quote]
Meanwhile, in the real world where important things matter...
Anyone here heard Gore telling the arab world that the U.S. government has rounded up all Muslims in America and placed them in unspeakable conditions for torture? Lets think which is worse. Lies that will almost certainly create more hate for Americans or a hunting accident that didn`t get rushed to the press until 18 hours after it happened, After medical attention and Doctors could say something to talk about?
Now which got more press?"

Oh puhlease.

Let`s not go into this crap. The puppet master SHOT someone. What about that do you not get?

Now if you want to make a REAL WORLD comparison. How about.. Chimp lies about WMD and many many other things and now hundreds of thousands of humans are now dead. All because of that. Yet, he gets a pass.

Bill Clinton lies about sexual relations and SUDDENLY, in as much as you neocons are concerned, the worl

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Male 1,882
Uh oh, here comes the liberals` sh*thead Bush bashers! Everyone, no need to worry, KnightmareOH is here to vanquish the gestapos that actually believe Bush has done anything right! Bush/Hitler`s influence will have no place on IAB comments! KnightmareOH even brought a flamethrower to set fire to the first amendment to the Constitution! Wait, book burning, isn`t that something Hitler (Bush) would do? Oh no! Don`t become what you hate!

I personally laughed at it, I felt it was funny. It wasn`t done in an attempt to attack Dick Cheney.

What I find funny is how your liberal media outlets burst into tears because the White House didn`t tell them the story first. Oops! A local news station got to broadcast the story first, and since they didn`t put any spin on it, now you can`t either! Better luck next time!

By the way, stick to attacking politics, not attacking people. If you don`t like what the conservatives have to say, then ignore it you fascist f-

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Male 354
Exactly, Maelstrom x. Kennedy waited longer than Cheney did to tell the press, and Kennedy KILLED someone! Not only that, he lied about it! I heard some of those idiots in the Washington press corps ask if Cheney would resign or be charged with a crime. Why would Cheney resign over a hunting accident?
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Male 354
I did not threaten you with a .22 caliber rifle. I simply stated that I am armed with one. It was a retort to your statement that I am armed with misquotes and dictionaries.

By the way, you misspelled "elusive".

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Male 1,882
Who cares? Some old guy got shot, and I feel sorry for him. End of story. Oh no, Dick Cheney shot someone, he`s the VP! Ted Kennedy`s drunk driving killed his secretary, and he went home to sober up and THEN call the police about it. Gee, I don`t remember that being a big issue on the news.

I hate today`s news media.

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Male 354
Anyway, I was referring to the fact that you said only that Whittington was shot in the face. You did not mention the fact that the majority of the birdshot hit his shoulder, neck, and chest. Whittington did get a pellet lodged in his heart, after all. You can see in pictures of him that his face suffered very little damage, as opposed to his neck, which is still black where he was hit.
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Male 354
Bible jokes? I`ve never heard a conservative tell a Bible joke (if there is such a thing). If you were referring to me, I am an atheist, so I am not a member of this "religious right" that the left seems to fear so much.
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Male 97
"i am armed with knives and trained to kill people"
hahahaha, hilarious
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Male 1,550
lmao
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Male 602
Number one, a .22 rifle is small, if you want to threated people with guns get an SKS, Mosin Nagant, or something like that. Number two, Letterman was just doing what tons of people on the internet do, mashing clips together to be funny. Number three, it was just a hunting accident, a common one at that, that is just being blown out of proportion because the MSM didn`t get the story 1st and they are jealous.

For all the American members out there, who this really applies to - Instead of whining and playing partisanship why don`t you actually all get involved? At age 18 you have the ability to run for plenty of offices, and instead of just letting a bunch of old men who are too extreme in their views no matter what side they are on run one of the most powerful nations in the world, why don`t you guys actually do something about it?

Instead of breeding partisanship and religious intolerance, why don`t you all try showing tolerance to gain tolerance, instead of being hateful?

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Male 1,866
Jay Leno:

"It snowed SO much in DC that dick cheney shot a fat guy thinking it was a polar bear!"

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Male 285
The humor patrol just threatened me with a .22 caliber rifle! I am unable to defend myself against their "internet" bullets. Damn you "quasi-facist" shirt, you didn`t protect me, damn you all to hell. Run, children, lest the internet facist psychopath tries to kill you too. They claim to have this ellusive "sense of humor", but this only includes bible jokes (Why did jesus cross the road? Cause he loves you :-) *hug*) which are not very funny.

And yes Cheney`s shot hit him in the chest and FACE.
http://www.brandonsun.com/story.php?stor...
Ohhh evidence. You know posting a link to evidence didn`t hurt me, so I wonder what your deal is.

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Male 354
He wasn`t shot in the face. He was hit primarily in the neck and chest.

KnightmareOH, I am not "armed with misquotes and dictionaries", but I am armed with a sense of humor, the ability to identify bs, and a .22 caliber rifle.

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Male 17
Come on, the guy got hit with a load of 28 gauge buckshot on accident. Not really that big of a deal. Granted, how could they pass up on the comedy factor of it, but still, I know of 3 people that have gotten shot in hunting accidents. poo happens people.
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Male 26
the vice president shot someone in the face. come on, regardless of your political views, that`s comedy material.
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Male 285
Uh oh conservative humor patrol out in full force! Quick everyone get your "I support quasi-facist groupthink" shirts on. And don`t forget to put on your "ragheads are the badguys" Ann Coulter pants. If not they will say your shooting our troops in the back.

Kind of like how Cheney shot that guy in the face.

UPDATE: Be afraid they are armed with misquotes and dictionaries!

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Male 2,781
HE DIDN`T DO IT ON PURPOSE???
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Female 1,062
Blah, everyone`s blowing the whole Cheney thing out of proportion. Hunting accidents happen every day. It could have happened to anyone. Give the guy a break. The "Message from Dick Cheney" was funny though.
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Male 354
People, this is supposed to be about the Letterman clip, not about a sore loser`s lies.

It`s unfortunate that Dave has drifted so far to the left. Though I thought this clip was actually pretty funny, he should stop this. He`s turning into another Franken.

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Male 337
HOw do you think Arabs and others who hate America see these statements?
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Male 337
"Unfortunately there have been terrible abuses and it`s wrong," Gore said. "I do want you to know that it does not represent the desires or wishes or feelings of the majority of the citizens of my country."
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Male 337
indiscriminately
A adverb
1 randomly, indiscriminately, haphazardly, willy-nilly, arbitrarily, at random, every which way
in a random manner; "the houses were randomly scattered"; "bullets were fired into the crowd at random"

2 promiscuously, indiscriminately
in an indiscriminate manner; "she reads promiscuously"

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Female 28
This is, in fact true. He never said anything about torture, and did not say "all".

Where do you get your news? Fox?

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Female 28
"indiscriminately rounded up, often on minor charges of overstaying a visa or not having a green card in proper order, and held in conditions that were just unforgivable."

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Female 28
jtc970, that is not what Gore said. For the real quote, SmagBoy1, see below:
Former Vice President Al Gore told a mainly Saudi audience on Sunday that the U.S. government committed "terrible abuses" against Arabs after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, and that most Americans did not support such treatment.

Gore said Arabs had been "indiscriminately rounded up" and held in "unforgivable" conditions. The former vice president said the Bush administration was playing into al-Qaida`s hands by routinely blocking Saudi visa applications. "The thoughtless way in which visas are now handled, that is a mistake," Gore said during the Jiddah Economic Forum. "The worst thing we can possibly do is to cut off the channels of friendship and mutual understanding between Saudi Arabia and the United States."
Gore told the largely Saudi audience, many of them educated at U.S. universities, that Arabs in the United States had been "indiscriminat

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Male 4,431
Al Gore did what?!?! Holy crap!! Do you have a link to that one by any chance? What, was it on Conan`s show? Same type of choppy video deal or what? :-) I`d like to see someone cobble together one where Bush says the war in Iraq is over! Now that`d be funny! :-)
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Male 943
I saw it in realtime!
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Male 337
I thought the clip was funny, in the tired and way overused cut and chop to make people say things they didnt, kind of way.
Way overused.

ANd yah, Letterman used to have more class.

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Male 201
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!
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Male 318
the UN has also told the US to close the ILLEGAL concentration camp and either give people a fair trial or let them go. Makes sense to me.
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Male 318
no conservatives are just losing their sense of humor. another proof that they are becoming fascists as fascists are only allowed to laugh when they are brutally torturing people or locking them away in concentration camps without trials.
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Male 337
Meanwhile, in the real world where important things matter...
Anyone here heard Gore telling the arab world that the U.S. government has rounded up all Muslims in America and placed them in unspeakable conditions for torture? Lets think which is worse. Lies that will almost certainly create more hate for Americans or a hunting accident that didn`t get rushed to the press until 18 hours after it happened, After medical attention and Doctors could say something to talk about?
Now which got more press?
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Male 194
It`s not like that really. Leno and Letterman will attack who ever is in the white house at the time. I`ve seen many many clinton jokes from them too.
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Male 30
Letterman cracks me up!!! :-D :-D :-D :-D
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Male 99
Letterman has been getting more political since Bill O`Reilly came on his show.
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Female 266
Alittle offensive I guess, but it isnt funny someone got shot, would it be funny if he shot you, come to think of it, yea.. I`m pretty sure it would be :-)
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Male 695
funny bit
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Female 408
I just laughed and laughed when I found out Cheny had shot someone. If only, if only that was punishable by death...
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Male 2,567
political stuff is boring
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Male 134
It`s just you, dude. Letterman has always been honest and on the offensive when it comes to politics... he`s no activist but he`s no sucker, either.

Just because more people (like you) are posting clips of his show re: his political beliefs nowadays doesn`t mean he`s changed. David has been consistant. Coverage of him hasn`t been.

Letterman rules!

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Female 1,972
^^^nah...a story like this only happens every 200 years or so- how could he resist? Besides, he shot a lawyer...he may qualify for a medal.
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Male 10,115
Link: Letterman on Cheney [Rate Link] - Is it just me, or is Letterman getting more political?
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