Skip to comments.Ron Reagan: Did Cheney "Have Anything Against" Whittington?
Posted on 02/13/2006 5:23:57 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbestEdited on 02/13/2006 5:38:51 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
by Mark Finkelstein
February 13, 2006 - 20:02
Let the record show that it took the MSM less than a day to float the possibility that Dick Cheney intentionally shot Harry Whittington.
And who better to surmise that the Vice-President might have been trying to bump off his buddy than Ron Reagan, that primetime speaker at the Kerry convention who moonlights as an MSNBC "political analyst"?
Reagan appeared on tonight's Hardball with Chris Matthews, and in decrying the fact that the Secret Service apparently denied local law enforcement immediate access to Cheney, said the following:
"Law enforcement is entitled to investigate this case, to find out what happened, to find out if he had anything against Mr. Whittington, and to find out - again I don't mean to suggest anything - to find out if anyone had been drinking . . ."
Matthews, seemingly shocked but unable to contain a wide smile, broke in:
"You just did [suggest something]. Are you crazy? You just threw that out there. There's no reason to believe this is anything but an accident and you know it."
After suggesting it might have been anything but an accident, Reagan contradicted himself while trying to change the subject:
"I'm not suggesting it wasn't an accident but I'm saying one of the first questions the police would ask anybody is if there had been any drinking going on."
Matthews' other guest, notorious Bush antagonist Patrick Buchanan, was only too happy to pour inflammable liquid on the fire:
"Why didn't Cheney invite the sheriff in so the sheriff could find out what happened?"
So there it is. Approximately 13 hours after the story broke on national news, a paid MSM analyst has suggested that the Vice-President of the United States might have intentionally shot an innocent man.
Hardball/NewsBusters ping to the Today show ping list.
Lets just call Ron "Rectal thermometer "
Maybe it has something to do with Miller being a MAN.
Or maybe it has something to do with Ron Jr. possessing NONE of the qualities that made his father great?
Oh my God, I got showered by bird shot... how weak.
Ron "One Hot Rod" Reagan?
I have seen Hissy's program get pretty hysterical, but this one clearly takes the cake. He spent at least 45 minutes on this non-story, but I must say that the segment with Alan Simpson was refreshing. Hissy had to state for the record that he was not crazy.
I wonder if twinkle toes was adopted.
"Law enforcement is entitled to investigate this case, to find out what happened..."
Wonder what this wayward son thinks about Vince Foster's "suicide"?
Naw, but if Cheney ever offers to go hunting with Howie Dean or the Leakey Leahey, ....
It's not as if Cheney offered to drive Whittington home from a party or anything.
I'll bet L'il Ronnie's had something against lots of men....
Earlier today, Ron Reagan was on with Chris Matthews and asked, at least twice, whether Cheney might have been drinking and that's why the Secret Service wouldn't let local law enforcement question him.
This is precisely why these blabber shows are a waste of time. They feel they need to sensationalize and spin every story and yell at each other, instead of honest debate. I hope, one day, these types of shows and reality shows fall into the dustbin of shame TV
Bitter, little twit... what won't he say for attention?
The pouting amd selfrighteous outrage over the timing of the announcement to the all important press is hysterical...
I knew someone would ask the question..and where better to ask it?
"Why didn't Cheney invite the sheriff in so the sheriff could find out what happened?"
Pat is officially senile.
I was asleep at the switch and missed Milbank wearing a matching orange wool cap.
Olbermann, distressed at the fact that no video or still photos were available of the incident, made his own............
So, which one was it then - intentionally shot him or was drunk and shot him?
Call me crazy, but I'd still be honored to be invited along on a hunting trip with the VP.
Of course, I wouldn't go sneaking up on him, either :-)
Which ever one poles better for the DNC
He couldn't make it TOO obvious!
LOL - exactly - they are going to be in for a shocker when NEITHER does!
Is a disgrace....suck up to Libs....MSNBC thought he
would be a draw...only thing that happened was there
were more flies in the studio..check his shorts..Jake
Ron Reagan has a bony head. I never did like that bonehead.
If I am not on your ping list, could you add me??
I watch Hairball everyday to see what is making Chrissy pee his pants THAT day...
Today was disgusting in its "speculation"...45 minutes of pure speculation about what/why/when/where/how...and YET they were given the story already.
Oh...except for the late breaking detail that a new "stamp" is required on hunting licenses and Cheney hadn't gotten one..so he got a "warning"...lol
Shut up, Skipper.
The Lib goobers are NOT going to get any traction with this; they may even lose those few conservative Dems that they DO have left.
The Smoking Gun has info on this matter; investigators determined there was no alcohol involved.
Someone needs to slap Ron Reagan silly.
Thanks for your interest - welcome to the ping list!
It wasn't even 13 hours; that show is on at 5:00 p.m. EST.
The shooting happened at 5:50 p.m. CST.
OH...yeah...I am SO glad you have this list...nothing makes me want to "discuss" more than Chrissy's hysterics...LOL
Holy cow. The MSM is starting to resemble the dinosaurs in the tar pits...the more they struggle, the more they dig their own graves.
Clearly, members of the MSM have never been hunting.
I made a post on another thread a few minutes ago describing circumstances where I suddenly realized that I was in a position where my husband could have shot me. And we were hunting for birds (I was only on a look-out position, I didn't have a gun and don't know how to use one). However I have taken classes in awareness and wilderness survival, and I'd heard/seen the bird and wanted to point it out to my husband. I used all my training to walk super-quietly, even on the dry leaves. But when I realized that I couldn't see my husband anymore, though we were both wearing orange vests, I stopped moving until I saw his face and he saw mine and we waved at each other.
Accidents can happen, very easily, while hunting. I've never hunted in my life but I've tagged along enough to know that the combination of adrenaline, trying to hide from the animals (but not from your hunting partner), and the foiliage, etc., can be extremely dangerous.
The line to slap him forms behind me.The little twit needs a tune-up.
Nice. Brings back fond memories of me actually placing the Nintento gun to the TV screen so that I could get the high score in Duck Hunt (I wasn't much of a shot).
When you shoot somebody in the chest - head-on, you have something against them. And you don't bother to just do it with bird shot in a .410 shotgun.
I heard Rove held up quail feathers behind Whittington's hat. And shook them...
It was the same show.
Here is the timeline:
5:50 p.m. CST - shooting
6:30 p.m. CST - Cheney's ambulance removes Whittington from the field.
***Note it is at least a 20 minute ride back to the main ranch -- only then do they get on the way to the local hospital.
Whittington taken to local hospital, examined, treated.
Whittington helicoptered to Corpus Christi Hospital.
7:30 p.m. CST -- White House notified and Andy Card calls Bush.
8:00 p.m. CST or there about -- Rove calls Bush to tell him Cheney is involved.
***Cheney goes to the hospital with Whittington.
Sunday morning, 8:00 a.m. CST -- Cheney meets with sheriff.
8:00 a.m. -- Armstrong begins trying to contact Reporter Powell, finally gives up and gives the story to reporter at 11:00 a.m. CST
Paper immediately puts the story up because Garcia (reporter) says that they called the White House to confirm before they put the story up.
She was patched through to Cheney's spokesperson McBride.
She said that as soon as they put the story on their web site they began receiving calls from all over the country -- so why did it take the MSM until 3 EST to get the story?
The funniest show on TV since Seinfeld!
By Scott Ott, Editor-in-Chief, ScrappleFace.com
News Fairly Unbalanced. We Report. You Decipher.
(2006-02-13) White House spokesman Scott McClellan, peppered with reporters questions about Vice President Dick Cheneys 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 doesnt have time to catch Usama bin Laden, Mr. McClellan said, when do you think hell 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 Presidents 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.
Is there any question W has driven the libs and old media absolutely, certifiably crazy?
Good Lord almighty...it's no wonder they had to adopt Michael Reagan!
Nope......ain't life grand?