"One of the problems we have as a government is our inability to keep secrets."
Since I always strive to be scrupulously fair, I should mention that he wasn't talking about the fact that he nearly killed his hunting buddy because he failed to follow basic hunting safety. What he was talking about is the fact that the Administration's illegal program of spying on Americans has been outed. The Nation's slide into a dictatorship has been slowed, if not stalled, so you can understand why to Cheney it seems like "damage has been done."
Let's look at the bright side, Dick. All of this attention to you shooting, and nearly killing someone has taken attention away from the following stories:
I could go on, but it's getting late. Get well soon, Harry.
“… and tell ’em Big Mitch sent ya!”