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Iraq War Distracts Bush from Cheney Shooting
ScrappleFace ^ | February 13, 2006 | Scott Ott

Posted on 02/13/2006 3:37:22 PM PST by Kaslin

White House spokesman Scott McClellan, peppered with reporters’ questions about Vice President Dick Cheney’s accidental weekend shooting of a hunting buddy, said President George Bush was “not immediately informed of the incident because he was too distracted by the Iraq war.”

“If, because of the war, the president doesn’t have time to catch Usama bin Laden,” Mr. McClellan said, “when do you think he’ll find a moment to deal with a quail hunting accident in Texas? ”

In related news, Mr. McClellan said the Bush administration is sticking with its initial ’single-shooter’ theory.

“From all indications,” he said, “the vice president acted alone. Lab reports show that all of the pellets came from a single 28-gauge shotgun which had the Vice President’s fingerprints all over it.”

Despite these assurances, the White House press corps buzzed with conspiracy rumors, including suggestions that the quail, which Mr. Cheney allegedly shot at, had not flown in a completely random, natural pattern, but seemed to intentionally pass in front of 78-year-old attorney Harry Whittington.


TOPICS: Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: bush43; cheney; harrywhittington; msmidioticy; quailgate; scrappleface

1 posted on 02/13/2006 3:37:24 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Reportes eat bird sead, they are nitwits.


2 posted on 02/13/2006 3:40:08 PM PST by boomop1
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To: Kaslin
Bad choice of hunting outfit:


3 posted on 02/13/2006 3:41:52 PM PST by frankjr
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To: Kaslin
The quail was carrying bird flu and Cheney heroically, and bravely killed it to spare imminent death to 200 million innocent Americans.Now you know "the rest of the story."
4 posted on 02/13/2006 3:42:12 PM PST by COUNTrecount
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To: boomop1
Reportes eat bird sead

Now there's a thought.

5 posted on 02/13/2006 3:42:30 PM PST by M. Thatcher ( I truly hope for two things before I die. The death of the Democrat Party, and the death of Islam.)
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To: boomop1
Reportes eat bird sead

Well sead and well speled..

6 posted on 02/13/2006 3:43:15 PM PST by RightWhale (pas de lieu, Rhone que nous)
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To: M. Thatcher

your right bird seed, aw forget it.


7 posted on 02/13/2006 3:43:40 PM PST by boomop1
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To: Kaslin

The VP should invite Helen Thomas along on his next outing.


8 posted on 02/13/2006 3:43:55 PM PST by CWOJackson (Tancredo? Wasn't he the bounty hunter in Star Wars?)
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To: Kaslin
I saw the title and expected this to be a headline from Reuters or the AP.
9 posted on 02/13/2006 3:44:34 PM PST by COEXERJ145 (I hope the Republicans suffer huge defeats in the House/Senate in 2006! -FReeper xrp.)
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To: CWOJackson
The VP should invite Helen Thomas along on his next outing.

Yeah, but quail that have been turned to stone ain't very good eatin'.

10 posted on 02/13/2006 3:45:12 PM PST by dirtboy (I'm fat, I sleep most of the winter and I saw my shadow yesterday. Does that make me a groundhog?)
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To: boomop1

It is really pathetic that some of the idiots in the media demand the VP resign, just because the accident wasn't reported to the medi for 24 hours.


11 posted on 02/13/2006 3:49:37 PM PST by Kaslin ("Hindsight alone is not wisdom, and second-guessing is not a strategy" President G.W. Bush)
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To: Kaslin
My favorite ignorant Liberal report today was the one that said Cheney shot his friend with buckshot. Dam*, those must be some big quail they were hunting, and his friend is truly lucky to be alive.
12 posted on 02/13/2006 3:52:05 PM PST by elhombrelibre (MSM: de facto allies of America's enemies.)
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To: Kaslin

LOL. Scrappleface is so darn funny.


13 posted on 02/13/2006 3:53:17 PM PST by veronica
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To: Kaslin
I am not surprised, they have a mission, destroy Bush/Cheney the end, it is pathetic.
14 posted on 02/13/2006 3:56:14 PM PST by boomop1
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To: boomop1

Seriously now, the MSM is playing up this Cheney-Buckshot news (can be more-easily played against the Admin) to try and get the Cartoon-madness off the front pages (which does not hurt the Admin).


15 posted on 02/13/2006 3:57:33 PM PST by C210N (Bush SPYED, Terrorists DIED!)
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To: C210N

They act like out of control children at every WH press briefing.


16 posted on 02/13/2006 3:59:53 PM PST by boomop1
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To: Kaslin
I saw the headline and I just knew it was Ott.
17 posted on 02/13/2006 4:02:13 PM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: boomop1

yup , the presscorp acted like prescoolers,...

... that had been promised ice cream [or so they profess!!]

,...btw, I wonder who uttered "buckshot" first

... it appears the press revels in repeating misstatements , when it suits their agenda

,..[Gawd! I wish our Prez would use his bullypulpit to "inform" folks about juggalo-journalists]


18 posted on 02/13/2006 4:18:03 PM PST by Dad yer funny
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To: Kaslin

The press core is so obsessed at the amount of time it took this story to be released to the public. How long did it take the Clinton administration to get the word out about Vince Foster's murder, I mean suicide?


19 posted on 02/13/2006 4:33:27 PM PST by LoudRepublicangirl (loudrepublicangirl)
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To: CWOJackson
The VP should invite Helen Thomas along on his next outing.

So you think a load of bird shot to the face would improve her looks? I guess it might at that, but I shudder to think what it would do to her disposition.

20 posted on 02/13/2006 4:37:10 PM PST by El Gato
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To: Kaslin

But most of all it detracts from any mention in the media about Al Gore shooting off his stupid mouth.


21 posted on 02/13/2006 4:52:28 PM PST by F.J. Mitchell (Let's make government a liberal free zone.)
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To: Kaslin
Lab reports show that all of the pellets came from a single 28-gauge shotgun which had the Vice President’s fingerprints all over it.

A 28 guage? Cheney is tough. Mine's only a 12 guage and it darn near ripped my arm off that time I shot it.

22 posted on 02/13/2006 5:08:16 PM PST by KarinG1 (Some of us are trying to engage in philosophical discourse. Please don't allow us to interrupt you.)
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To: KarinG1

A .28 gauge is smaller.


23 posted on 02/13/2006 5:09:17 PM PST by CWOJackson (Tancredo? Wasn't he the bounty hunter in Star Wars?)
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To: KarinG1

You realize the article is a satire, don't you?


24 posted on 02/13/2006 5:26:57 PM PST by Kaslin ("Hindsight alone is not wisdom, and second-guessing is not a strategy" President G.W. Bush)
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To: elhombrelibre
My favorite ignorant Liberal report today was the one that said Cheney shot his friend with buckshot. Dam*, those must be some big quail they were hunting, and his friend is truly lucky to be alive.

Actually that was what FNC via AP reported first too, but then later Fox News corrected it and said it was birdshots

25 posted on 02/13/2006 5:35:17 PM PST by Kaslin ("Hindsight alone is not wisdom, and second-guessing is not a strategy" President G.W. Bush)
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To: boomop1
Did you hear the lunatic asking Scott McClellan if the VP is going to resign?

Another pathetic lunatic asked: :under Texas law, is this kind of accidental shooting a possible criminal offense?

26 posted on 02/13/2006 5:42:59 PM PST by Kaslin ("Hindsight alone is not wisdom, and second-guessing is not a strategy" President G.W. Bush)
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To: veronica
Yes it is but it is so on the target, so to speak, they are a bunch of loon's in the WH press corps. it is shameful and an embarrassment to watch these wretched people.
27 posted on 02/13/2006 5:48:39 PM PST by boomop1
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To: CWOJackson
'The VP should invite Helen Thomas along on his next outing."
Nah... she'd frighten away everyone, including the game birds.
28 posted on 02/13/2006 6:19:28 PM PST by GSlob
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To: GSlob

Shame buzzards aren't considered game birds. Here and Maddy Halfbright would make excellent decoys.


29 posted on 02/13/2006 6:22:38 PM PST by CWOJackson (Tancredo? Wasn't he the bounty hunter in Star Wars?)
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To: Kaslin

I have it on good confidence that there was a grassy knoll nearby, too...


30 posted on 02/13/2006 6:30:03 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: CWOJackson

She'd frighten away even the buzzards.


31 posted on 02/13/2006 6:30:56 PM PST by GSlob
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