Hagel also got in a gibe at Vice President Dick Cheney’s accidental shooting of a hunting partner last weekend.
Referring to Cheney’s repeated draft deferrals during the Vietnam War, Hagel said, “If he’d been in the military, he would have learned gun safety.”
(U.S. should be talking with Iran, Hagel says – OWH – 2/17/06)
Some would say that this fun-poking is reminiscent of Teddy Roosevelt.
Others would point out that TR eventually became a Bull Moose.