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Shooting guns and hoop

By Tony Hicks
Friday, December 28th, 2007 at 10:14 am in Uncategorized.

Many consider there to be a widespread liberal bias among the media. Although I’ve never experienced a reporter going out of their way to target a Republican over a Democrat, if there is a liberal bias, I think I now know why.

Democrats shoot hoop with us. Republicans shoot guns at us.

Just minutes after discovering a story on the web about Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama playing one-on-one with Sports Illustrated writer S.L. Pricea few weeks back, I found one about Republican candidate and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee firing his shotgun over reporters’ heads while pheasant hunting Wednesday.

Bad form, Mike.

Especially since Obama wasn’t doing one of those lame photo ops throwing a football on a runway somewhere. The guy showed up properly geared up and ready to go. He actually looked like he could play as well. And he talked about the first time he dunked on a 10-foot rim, when he was 16.

Huckabee, on the other hand, shot at a bird over reporters’ heads.

To be honest, I was undecided about for whom to vote until today. Politicians on both sides are such lying windbags. I will now use the important factor of basketball skill to choose the next leader of the free world, as opposed to past years when I flipped coins, voted based on hair color, or chose based on who had the funniest-sounding name.

But, to be fair, I’ll give McCain and Clinton the same chance as Obama. If either one shows up and throws down, they’re back in the race as far as I’m concerned.

Bonus-round links: CNN/YouTube links to Democratic and Republican debate questions on gun control and ownership.

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