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Vpotus On Fnc

I just saw the first excerpt from the Cheney Hume interview on FNC. There will be more to the interview, of course, but what they’ve shown so far did what was, perhaps, the most important thing: He humanized the whole thing. It’s not THE VICE PRESDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND AN ACCIDENT HE TRIED TO HIDE! It’s a man, who happens to be vice president of the United States, who shot a friend in a bad, embarrassing accident. He tells Hume, taking public responsibility for the shooting: “I’m the one who pulled the trigger and shot my friend.”

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