"It's appalling for the VP to be at a private club displaying the flag of lynching, hate and murder," said the Rev. Al Sharpton. "It's the epitome of an insult."This guy is good. His statement, which also had references to nooses at Jena (probably not even racist) and one at Columbia University, was in the press before anyone had time to issue an official explanation. Maybe Sharpton has some kind of moral outrage generator--he just plugs in "rebel flag", "Cheney", "hunting" and "Jena" and a statement pops out and gets faxed to the press.
C'mon, Al, it's just a piece of cloth! And while there's some evidence Cheney tried to link Saddam to 9/11 there's absolutely none that he would be granted citizenship of redneck nation based on his shooting skills. His home state wasn't even involved in the war. And besides, his ancestors include a black man. Doesn't that earn him some slack?
Besides, comparing Cheney to a hillbilly is not fair. There's only one Hillbilly (viewer discretion advised).