Monday, February 13, 2006

When Dick Shot Harry

Yet another coverup from the Thug Administration. Dick Cheney continues to believe he is above the law. Cheney lacked the requisite stamp to hunt upland game bird. He had to pay a $7 fine. Since none of these neocon bastards are ever responsible for their crimes Cheney will blame his henchmen for not obtaining the stamp. The local sheriff waited until the next morning to interview Cheney, over twelve hours after he shot Whittington. Did Dick need to sober up? He has a history of DUIs...it isn't inconceivable he'd been drinking. Otherwise, why the delay?
Why was Katharine Armstrong (wealthy Republican ranch owner) the "reporter" on the story the next day? She says she was a witness and it's Harry's fault. "It appears he didn't announce himself." Blame the victim?"There's really no one to blame here it was an accident and fortunately one that will end well," she said. Where were Cheney's Secret Service agents during the incident? We know Cheney is really in charge but he didn't inform Lieboy until three hours later. Why not? It's also possible that Mr. Whittington had already bagged a bird and was retrieving it at the time he was gently sprayed. So many questions...NO ANSWERS...as usual.
Harry Whittington wasn't "peppered" or "sprayed" he was SHOT in the face, neck and chest. He was in ICU. That doesn't sound minor at all. Per Time Magazine, Harry is "tough."
The Vice President flew down to Texas on Friday after working at the White House, his office said. He remained there Sunday but did not hunt, his office said, before flying back to Washington on Sunday night. He joined Bush on Monday afternoon during an Oval Office meeting with United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan, but left before reporters were allowed in for questions; Bush ignored any questions shouted his way about the incident. White House aides can be expected to say that the Vice President did not shoot Whittington, which suggests a bullet, but rather sprayed him with birdshot, a type of ammunition made up of tiny pieces of lead or steel.


Bush Learned of Cheney Shooting Accident on Saturday.
"Chief of Staff Andy Card called the president around 7:30 p.m. to inform him that there was a hunting accident," a statement released today by the White House said. "He did not know the vice president was involved at that time. Subsequent to the call, Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove spoke with Mrs. Armstrong. He then called the president shortly before 8 p.m. to update him and let him know the vice president had accidentally shot Mr. Whittington."

In a contentious news briefing with White House reporters earlier about a subject that captivated the capital today, Scott McClellan, the president's spokesman, said he himself did not learn until about 6 a.m. on Sunday that it was Mr. Cheney who had shot Mr. Whittington, 78, when the two were on a weekend quail hunting trip along with several others at the Armstrong Ranch.

Mr. Whittington is still listed in stable condition at the intensive care unit of Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital in nearby Corpus Christi, Tex. Peter Banko, the hospital administrator, told reporters today that Mr. Whittington would be moved out of the intensive care unit later in the day but that no date had yet been set for him to leave the hospital.

The White House has been criticized for not publicly reporting the incident, or details of what happened, even up to today, when Mr. McClellan deflected most questions about the matter to the vice president's office. News of the shooting was first reported on the Web site of The Corpus Christi Caller-Times, after the owner of the ranch, Katherine Armstrong, called reporters there late Sunday morning to tell them of the incident, which had taken place about 18 hours earlier.
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Time has already taken this to a lower MSM level...equating it to Carter's innocuous but overblown"Killer Rabbit" incident...they ALWAYS have to malign a Democrat when a Republican screws up or commits a real crime.
Stonewalling and lying. That's all we can ever expect out of these lying assholes. It's a good thing Harry is a wealthy Republican. What's passing the pepper between friends?

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