Video: The obligatory “you don’t hunt ducks with a six-shooter” post

posted at 3:53 pm on April 14, 2008 by Allahpundit

A silly thing to say but an even sillier thing to seize on, yet Patrick Ishmael e-mails to say that’s exactly what Shep Smith did not long ago on Fox. Obama was goofing on the idea of Her Majesty being a gunslinger and connected it up to the absurdity of her squatting in a duck blind. Nothing more to it than that, unless you think he’s so removed from rural culture and such a fantastic idiot that he thinks birds are hunted with handguns. If he knows what a duck blind is, I’m guessing he has a basic idea of what kind of weapons are apt to turn up in one. Click the image to watch.

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As a gloss, watch this video of Maverick addressing his base and bemoaning the sort of gotcha/soundbite journalism that frightens candidates into bloodless, overly guarded, robotic message discipline. That’s an odd complaint coming from a Republican with Bittergate still brewing, but McCain’s obviously still smarting from his alleged Al Qaeda/Iran confusion. The question with all of these verbal stumbles, of course, is how much they reveal what the candidate really thinks (or rather, what his opponents suspect he thinks) versus to what extent they’re simply brain farts. Six-shooter strikes me as a stumble. Bittergate, which even people on the left (Kaus, Ambinder) have conceded is a Kinsleyan gaffe? Not so much.


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Who Obama think he think he is talking like he’s Chris Rock.

Chakra Hammer on April 14, 2008 at 3:59 PM

He got that from his days at Rev. Wrights school of the
God D–m.

Texyank on April 14, 2008 at 8:36 PM

Yes, wild turkeys can fly short distances. They tend to glide more than fly, but can flap enough to get on a roost.

Around dusk they flap up into tree roosts about 10-20 feet off the ground. Just prior to the sun rising they become more active and hop down from their roost.

Most bow hunters that I know prefer to set up early in the AM and wait for the turkeys to come down from their roost. Obviously you can use a call and a shotgun, but I’ve never heard of anyone using a handgun (for the reasons mentioned above).

moxie_neanderthal on April 14, 2008 at 9:15 PM

a handgun six-gun (for the reasons mentioned above).

moxie_neanderthal on April 14, 2008 at 9:15 PM

fixed it…
Obama has jumped the gun again (no pun intended)
He jumped ahead of the line in front of Hillary
now he is issuing Executive Orders.
All handguns will now be known as six-guns

TheCulturalist on April 14, 2008 at 9:19 PM

Nope NW Indiana.. (South of Gary, NOT IN GARY)

Chakra Hammer on April 14, 2008 at 6:40 PM

ah, you’re from “the region” (key ominous music and dim the lights…..)

moxie_neanderthal on April 14, 2008 at 9:19 PM

fixed it…
Obama has jumped the gun again (no pun intended)
He jumped ahead of the line in front of Hillary
now he is issuing Executive Orders.
All handguns will now be known as six-guns

TheCulturalist on April 14, 2008 at 9:19 PM

Many thanks! Perhaps there will also be a new “preservation of life” bill that will mandate that all six-guns will be fired sideways as demonstrated by all non-aiming, non target-hitting gangstas portrayed in music videos and movies.

moxie_neanderthal on April 14, 2008 at 9:23 PM

moxie_neanderthal on April 14, 2008 at 9:23 PM

LOL, and here I thought that only worked w/ semi-autos…

oh, but then they would also be called six-guns now!!

I’m slow today, don’t wait, I’ll catch up….

TheCulturalist on April 14, 2008 at 9:29 PM

agreed that Obama was talking about different situations and not that he thought she would be in a duck blind with a six shooter. He should have said she’s like Annie Oakley, OR in a duck blind, OR packing a six shooter. . . but it was implied with his speech.

However, doesn’t the Nintendo duck hunting game come with a pistol like game control? It’s possible he was confused.

ThackerAgency on April 14, 2008 at 11:26 PM

ah, you’re from “the region” (key ominous music and dim the lights…..)

moxie_neanderthal on April 14, 2008 at 9:19 PM

LOL

Yea, and in my “rebellious years” I spent most of my time in the “bad areas” looking for trouble… >:{

Glad thats over with.

Chakra Hammer on April 15, 2008 at 2:03 AM

“Smarmy” does not suit Obama.

Mattpat11 on April 15, 2008 at 3:27 AM

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