Bryce Lambley, a guest columnist for the Fremont (Neb.) Tribune makes the following observation in a column headlined "Politicians seek votes from outdoorsmen":
That might also put the majority of media on both coasts in the awkward spot of having to give hunting legitimate coverage. A post-election interview with Senator-elect John Thune, who unseated Tom Daschle in South Dakota, seemed to catch MSNBC's Chris Mathews off-guard when Thune said his next order of business was to go pheasant hunting. Mathews wanted to know what he did with the birds and Thune replied, "We clean them and eat them. You should try it some time."