Aaron Sorkin on Palin’s Hunting
Aaron Sorkin gets "happy" when hunters accidentally kill one another.
That Aaron Sorkin isn’t a fan of hunting is no secret. A powerful early episode of his too-short-lived “Sports Night” was devoted to the topic. But his expletive laden rant on Sarah Palin’s exploits doesn’t do his cause any favors. Especially this line:
I get happy every time one of you faux-macho shitheads accidentally shoots another one of you in the face
Seriously? I’m not a hunter and sympathize with his distaste of killing animals simply for sport. But hunting is not only a tradition that goes back to the earliest days of mankind but a vital part of maintaining our ecosystem.
And by what moral calculus is killing lower mammals an outrage but the accidental death of one’s fellow human beings a source of amusement?
On a happier note, here’s a clip from the aforementioned “Sports Night” episode: