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The Bad Analogy Olympics

I’m about to start a contest for the worst possible exculpatory analogy to the Vice President’s hunting accident. Previously I mentioned e-mailers who said football injuries were almost certainly worse. Here are a few more: “It’s not that being shot while hunting is not a big deal, it that it is no more of a big deal than when a golfer is hit in the head by another golfer, or when a hockey fan is hit in the head with a stray puck, or when bicyclist causes a car accident.” Another: “This event is equiv to Cheney backing out of his garage and running over the paper boy–breaking his leg.” Go on, people. Knock yourselves out. You’re only making my argument stronger.

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