Dick Cheney did world history a favor when he shot his hunting pal. History can be dull sometimes, but Cheney added some needed and vivid color to what will be his insane legacy.

And cartoonists and writers need metaphors, and this is a good one. How will we apply it today?

We will apply it to the argument that income inequality is not a problem, and even if it is, what are you going to do? Those CEO’s are just SO talented that they HAVE to be paid astronomical amounts for their irreplaceable and outstanding performance. Hard-headed economics, you know! Empirical stuff.

Okay, I’ve set it all up for you. Now present your face to have the linked graph imprinted upon it with a shotgun. You need to get used to this kind of treatment. It’s the new way we do things in this country.