Cheney ain't no Spiderman
Well, Shotgun Dick came out on FAUX yesterday and accepted, well, he never said the word "responsibility", so I'm still not sure WHAT he took, but he's the guy who SHOT AN OLD MAN IN THE FACE, fersure.
As others have said, since we all know there'll be no consequence to Cheney for what he's done (as there has never been with anyone in this misAdministration), the admission of (whatever) is essentially meaningless. As Norman Solomon put it:
In almost every instance when a politician "takes responsibility" with great fanfare, there's no penalty attached to the proclamation. Across the terrain of political media, the I-take-responsibility maneuver is the equivalent of a hit-and-run driver offering an over-the-shoulder yell of "Sorry about that" while speeding away from a grisly scene.
And, much as certain folks would like to pretend this is all much ado about nothing and that it's just a mere accident in a private life, it's more than that. It IS a matter of responsibility AND accountability. When someone with Cheney's authority can't see clear to be held accountable for an accident like this, what's he doing one step away from the big red nuclear button?
"You can talk about all the other conditions that existed at the time, but that's the bottom line. . . You can't blame anybody else. I'm the guy who pushed the button and destroyed the world. It's a day I'll never forget."
"With great power, comes great responsiblity!" -- Peter Parker
"Go f*ck yourself!" -- Dick Cheney