Posted by Dinah on February 17, 2006, at 13:35:24
In reply to Re: I gotta admit » Dinah, posted by AuntieMel on February 17, 2006, at 13:09:54
I think that the fact that he didn't volunteer the information to the press was in keeping with his general personality, as I see it. He seems a man who values his privacy. The only major adjustment I needed to make to my impression of him is that I now see him as a guy who drinks a beer while shooting things with friends. I somehow had the impression that he was a guy who'd have a glass of wine at a fine restaurant. Transference, I guess. Something about the position of vice president. I can't imagine that, with his health problems, he's a heavy or binge drinker or he probably wouldn't still be around. So I doubt he was hunting while totally blasted.
I do have a moral problem with hunting. I think it's the recreational aspect of it that bothers me. I eat chicken with no qualms, but the idea of having fun taking a chicken's life is bothersome. It was always an unpleasant chore for grandma. I eat mammal I'm afraid, but I feel dreadfully guilty about it and wish I could stop. However many friends, and many of my relatives, enjoy hunting mammals as well as fowl. I shouldn't hold that against the vice president, I guess.