Well, you can read this editorial now (from Montana's Missoulian) or wait to hear the excerpt below repeated almost verbatim in the next couple of weeks by Chris Matthews and every other purveyor of Beltway conventional wisdom:
...Vice President Dick Cheney very carelessly -- but accidentally -- wounded a companion in the face, neck and chest while quail hunting in Texas on Saturday. But if you really want to see people recklessly shooting mouths off, you need to turn on the TV, check out the blogosphere or -- sigh -- read the newspapers.
The pot shots started as soon as news of the incident belatedly became public Sunday.
Our colleagues in the national press immediately began discharging on full automatic with their poorly veiled outrage that the news broke Sunday on a minor Texas newspaper's Web site, rather than being announced to the world in unison by reporters emerging from a Washington, D.C., press conference Saturday.... The insinuation, of course, is that there might have been some attempt to hush things up.... Why didn't the vice president immediately alert the press? Two words come to mind: chaos and humiliation. How would you react in that situation? Perhaps not unlike Cheney....
Ah, that's more like it: Bush et al. never act in bad faith; their critics always do. We are now returning you to your regularly scheduled Worst Presidency Ever.