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Cheney cleared in hunting accident
CNN ^ | 2/14/06

Posted on 02/14/2006 10:24:25 AM PST by iPod Shuffle

Cheney cleared in hunting accident

White House faces questions about disclosing incident

Tuesday, February 14, 2006; Posted: 1:19 p.m. EST (18:19 GMT)

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (CNN) -- Authorities have cleared Vice President Dick Cheney of wrongdoing in the Texas shooting of a hunting companion, while reporters aimed tough questions at White House officials about their delay in disclosing the accident.

During Tuesday's White House news conference, spokesman Scott McClellan was asked if waiting 14 hours after the shooting before Cheney spoke with police was appropriate, and whether an average citizen would have been afforded the same amount of time.

"That was what was arranged with the local law enforcement authorities," McClellan said. "You ought to ask them that question."

McClellan referred other questions about Cheney's shooting of campaign contributor Harry Whittington to the vice president's office and local police.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cheney; davegregorygirlieboy; davidgregoryisapos; demoratwaterboy; harrywhittington; nbcdemorat; quailgate
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1 posted on 02/14/2006 10:24:26 AM PST by iPod Shuffle
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To: iPod Shuffle

McClellan has more patience in his little finger than I have in my whole body- I think I would be bringiing a mace to these media whores by now


2 posted on 02/14/2006 10:26:32 AM PST by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocket ship underpants don't help...)
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To: iPod Shuffle

" ...whether an average citizen would have been afforded the same amount of time."

The VP of the US is not an average citizen. AND he is accompanied by a 'police' force.

idiots.


3 posted on 02/14/2006 10:26:54 AM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitor)
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To: iPod Shuffle

So take THAT Davis Gregory!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


4 posted on 02/14/2006 10:27:09 AM PST by Sunshine Sister
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To: iPod Shuffle

I just read on another message board that the man who was shot had a heart attack. I'm trying to find out if it's true.


5 posted on 02/14/2006 10:27:30 AM PST by doesnt suffer fools gladly (Liberals lie)
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To: iPod Shuffle

6 posted on 02/14/2006 10:27:33 AM PST by cgk (Muslims are the only people who make feminists seem laid-back. - Ann Coulter)
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To: Mr. K

I would have told them, "You weren't told because the vice president hates your freaking guts. He wouldn't tell you if your hair was on fire."


7 posted on 02/14/2006 10:28:20 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: cgk

Cool.


8 posted on 02/14/2006 10:28:34 AM PST by Jaded (The truth shall set you free, but lying to yourself turns you French.)
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To: Blueflag

If I peppered a hunting partner and he wasn't seriously hurt, it wouldn't make the national news at all!


9 posted on 02/14/2006 10:28:34 AM PST by ahayes
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To: doesnt suffer fools gladly

Mr. Whittington needs a taster. Any takers?


10 posted on 02/14/2006 10:28:42 AM PST by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon)
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To: iPod Shuffle

Until the guy dies from it (something about a pellet in his heart now) or some hosptial induced bacterial infection......


11 posted on 02/14/2006 10:28:46 AM PST by b4its2late (Terrorists will either succeed in changing our way of life, or we will change theirs. - Rummy)
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To: cgk

Fox news is doing a live conf with the hospital. A b b has lodged closer to the heart


12 posted on 02/14/2006 10:28:58 AM PST by JFC (W, I am with YA)
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To: iPod Shuffle

So he was cleared but the story is still all these alleged "irregularities." It's sickening when the press creates a story. The "delay" story on this is similar to the extra 5 minutes or whatever it was the president spent in that classroom on 9/11. A craven wild effort to make a story out of zip.


13 posted on 02/14/2006 10:29:12 AM PST by Williams
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To: iPod Shuffle

Another bogus scandal in a long line bogus scandals blows up in the left's faces.


14 posted on 02/14/2006 10:29:15 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Proud to be a cotton-pickin' Republican on the GOP Plantation)
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To: iPod Shuffle
During Tuesday's White House news conference, spokesman Scott McClellan was asked if waiting 14 hours after the shooting before Cheney spoke with police was appropriate, and whether an average citizen would have been afforded the same amount of time.

WOW!! WHO KNOWS?!?!? MAYBE WE SHOULD ASK TED KENNEDY IF CHENEY WAS WRONG IN WAITING!!!!!!!!!! LIKE, CHENEY DIDN'T LEAVE THE GUY ON THE GROUND TO BLEED TO DEATH WHILE HE FIGURED A WAY OUT OF IT!! SURELY TED CAN TELL US HOW TO HANDLE THIS. CHENEY SHOULD HIRE TED IMMEDIATELY TO GUIDE HIM THROUGH THIS MESS!!

15 posted on 02/14/2006 10:29:27 AM PST by RetiredArmy (America is doomed to be socialist. Way too many people with palms pointed up!)
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To: b4its2late

Hospital missed a pellet near the heart? Figures.


16 posted on 02/14/2006 10:29:56 AM PST by Williams
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To: iPod Shuffle
Cheney cleared in hunting accident

Harry Reid, John F'n Kerry, Howard "the duck" Dean, tiny tommie daschle, Teddy Chappaquiddick, Barbara Boxer, Nancy Pelosi, Cindy Sheehan, Barbra Streisand, Steven Spielberg and Michael Moore are all "deeply disappointed".
17 posted on 02/14/2006 10:30:28 AM PST by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: Williams

Media wants the bb to kill this man. They are praying for his death.


18 posted on 02/14/2006 10:30:43 AM PST by JFC (W, I am with YA)
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To: JFC

I'm listening to it... birdshot can migrate - and one did to a now-fixed position. Press is freaking - wanting to know how big is it?!, why can't they operate!?, Is this a serious injury!?, yesterday this was superficial, what happened?!. Brother.


19 posted on 02/14/2006 10:31:48 AM PST by cgk (Muslims are the only people who make feminists seem laid-back. - Ann Coulter)
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To: iPod Shuffle

McClellan Takes Aim at Cheney [Actual headline]

After a not-entirely-successful effort on Monday to explain the vice president's hunting accident, press secretary Scott McClellan reloaded this morning and took aim at Dick Cheney himself.

President Bush, he announced, would be on the South Lawn with the national champion University of Texas football team. "The orange they're wearing is not because they are concerned that the vice president will be there," he deadpanned.

The reporters, so recently his tormenters, guffawed. "Although," he continued, pointing to his orange tie, "that's why I'm wearing it, so hopefully none of y'all will --''

If McClellan finished that thought, it was lost in more laughter. But the goodwill ended quickly.

Terry Hunt of the AP wanted to know if President Bush has spoken with the shooting victim (he hasn't) and how often Cheney goes hunting ("on a fairly frequent basis.") CBS's Bill Plante asked if Cheney's office would be providing a fuller account of what happened over the weekend. "I think we pretty much covered it all yesterday," McClellan said.
Rest of Washington Post article at http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/14/AR2006021400869.html
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Takes aim? A little joshing is "taking aim"? The WashPost is desperate to turn this nothing story into the crime of the century. And why, pray tell, should Bush speak with Mr. Whittington? The MSM has gone stark raving mad.


20 posted on 02/14/2006 10:32:12 AM PST by steelcurtain
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To: JFC

Yes they sure are. Sick jackals.


21 posted on 02/14/2006 10:32:25 AM PST by cgk (Muslims are the only people who make feminists seem laid-back. - Ann Coulter)
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To: cgk

if this man dies from natural causes in the next 10 years, the media will say Cheney killed him. He is 78 years old, he is in good health, and he was peppered. The Doctor just yelled back at the reporters..... they said.. what if he gets an infection, will he die. The dr, yelled back and said.. WHAT IF? We will treat him if it is? NUTS GONE WILD.


22 posted on 02/14/2006 10:35:56 AM PST by JFC (W, I am with YA)
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To: b4its2late
Until the guy dies from it (something about a pellet in his heart now) or some hospital induced bacterial infection ...

Exactly ... I've always felt the least amount of time spent in a hospital as a patient the better ... lest you fall victim to some other malady.

23 posted on 02/14/2006 10:36:29 AM PST by BluH2o
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To: JFC
very sad but true, just like they pray our soldiers get killed to make America lose, they don't want us to look bad they want America to always loose anytime we use the military.
24 posted on 02/14/2006 10:37:08 AM PST by Roverman2K
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To: JFC; WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
This is GREAT! Doc is FED UP

press shouts: "what about infection? what about a chance of infection from this bb?!"

Doctor: "Well what about it?! There's always a chance of infection! But the problem is is that we've got him covered from that standpoint... if an infection occurs guess what? We will treat it appropriately. But right now there's no evidence of that."

25 posted on 02/14/2006 10:37:58 AM PST by cgk (Muslims are the only people who make feminists seem laid-back. - Ann Coulter)
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To: RetiredArmy

"MAYBE WE SHOULD ASK TED KENNEDY IF CHENEY WAS WRONG"

And don't forget to ask who moved Vince Foster. Did hillary????
Or did bill????


26 posted on 02/14/2006 10:38:03 AM PST by fabriclady
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To: JFC

LOL I was typing it up as you were... I'm just slower.

Jackals, nuts gone wild...


27 posted on 02/14/2006 10:39:17 AM PST by cgk (Muslims are the only people who make feminists seem laid-back. - Ann Coulter)
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To: JFC; cgk

i just heard on the radio "the man who president cheney shot has TAKEN A TURN FOR THE WORST....more updates at the bottom of the hour"

lets hope this guy is ok......OMG can you imagine what the commie press will do if he dies?????????????????????????????


would bill clinton and jimmuh cah-tuh and the rest of the gang show up at his funeral and turn it into a political rally? (rhetorical)


28 posted on 02/14/2006 10:39:18 AM PST by Stellar Dendrite (There's nothing "Mainstream" about the Orwellian Media!!!)
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To: iPod Shuffle

Good news.....you mean he may be allowed to live?


29 posted on 02/14/2006 10:39:47 AM PST by Fawn (I want the Madonna and Mick Jagger diet and exercise books!!!)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

hahahahah


30 posted on 02/14/2006 10:40:37 AM PST by xrp (Every time Chuck Norris sneezes, a third-world country is annihilated from the face of the Earth.)
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To: RetiredArmy
A Top Ten List you WON'T see on Letterman:

Top Ten Reasons It is Still Safer to Go Hunting with Dick Cheney than to Ride in a Car with Ted Kennedy

10. The Vice President doesn't need to sober up before calling for help.
9. The Vice President travels with a medical team rather than a scandal sanitation squad.
8. Vice President Cheney does not have delusional Presidential aspirations to cloud his judgment in a crisis.
7. Hunting with the VP doesn't involve navigating any dangerous bridges.
6. As the victim of an accident involving a Republican, your name will actually be reported on CNN and CBS news.
5. Cheney - Number 8 Bird Shot; Kennedy - 8 shots of Wild Turkey.
4. You don't have to wait for Cheney to concoct an alibi before help arrives.
3. If there is an accident, Cheney will attempt to save your life rather than his political career.
2. You will be able to tell your children and grandchildren about hunting with the Vice Presdient years later.

And the Number ONE reason It is Still Safer to Go Hunting with Dick Cheney than to Ride in a Car with Ted Kennedy:
1. If Vice President Cheney makes a statement regarding Gun Safety, reporters will actually be able to ask you for a comment.

31 posted on 02/14/2006 10:40:47 AM PST by VRWCmember (You are STILL safer hunting with Dick Cheney than riding in a car with Ted Kennedy!)
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To: Stellar Dendrite
i just heard on the radio "the man who president cheney shot has TAKEN A TURN FOR THE WORST....more updates at the bottom of the hour"

He gor a case of the runs from the hospital lasagne last night.

32 posted on 02/14/2006 10:40:50 AM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Stellar Dendrite

Yep - the press is beside themselves with glee hoping this man dies, so they can pin a death on Cheney. See post #25 - the doc at the hospital is onto them, and isn't taking it.


33 posted on 02/14/2006 10:42:07 AM PST by cgk (Muslims are the only people who make feminists seem laid-back. - Ann Coulter)
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To: doesnt suffer fools gladly
I just read on another message board that the man who was shot had a heart attack. I'm trying to find out if it's true.

It is. Well, rather one of the bird-shot bbs lodged in the area of the heart, and the man experienced atrial fibrillation.
 

34 posted on 02/14/2006 10:42:50 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (Howard Dean: Bankrupting the Democratic Party morally, intellectually, and financially. Go Howie go!)
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To: Mr. K

I have some questions about this incident:

Did Mr. Whittington save his shell riddled shirt so he could prove Cheney Shot him, if the need arose?

Does Mr. Cheney's Shotgun have distinguishing characteristics that Mr. Whittington can identify?

Did Mr. Cheney actually say, "I did not go hunting with that man... Mr. Whittington"

Is it true there's a list of men that claim Mr. Cheney shot them too?

Did Mr. Cheney really shoot Mr. Whittington if he was aiming for someting else?

What is the definition of Shooting, anyway?

Wasn't this just a private expedition between two consenting adults?



Isn't it time we all just moved on?


35 posted on 02/14/2006 10:42:53 AM PST by Vortex (Garbage in, Garbage Out)
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To: Mr. K
I think I would be bringiing a mace to these media whores by now

I think I'd be bringing a flamer thrower laced with anthrax.

36 posted on 02/14/2006 10:43:53 AM PST by Euro-American Scum (A poverty-stricken middle class must be a disarmed middle class)
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Whittington Back in ICU (FNC Reporting Minor Heart Attack)


37 posted on 02/14/2006 10:44:58 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (Howard Dean: Bankrupting the Democratic Party morally, intellectually, and financially. Go Howie go!)
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To: iPod Shuffle

I am glad to hear that.

So many keep accusing Cheney, I think what they are trying to do is to cause Cheney to get a heart attack.

Now that Cheney has been cleared, I hope the Republicans will tell everyone to shut up.

It's too bad about the other guy, but it was an accident.


38 posted on 02/14/2006 10:46:42 AM PST by FairOpinion
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To: iPod Shuffle
I'm not surprised that the Vice President was cleared of this. It was a hunting accident pure and simple. The liberal press has sunk so low in attacking Vice President Cheney over this that they are just above the trap door to Hell.
39 posted on 02/14/2006 10:47:52 AM PST by afnamvet
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To: doesnt suffer fools gladly
I just read on another message board that the man who was shot had a heart attack

A pellet has moved closer to heart; but apparently poses no danger. . .they will not do anything. . .

. . .meantime; if this man has been watching the coverage of the story; I would venture that it was that. . .which caused his heart papiltations. . .and not the pellet - since they say it poses no threat and they do not intend to move it. . .

I have been worried about precisely that. . .the media will 'kill' this guy - one way or another; determined as they are to make this a fatal mistake. . .

40 posted on 02/14/2006 10:48:09 AM PST by cricket (Truth - the first enemy of a Leftist. . .)
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To: Mr. K

41 posted on 02/14/2006 10:49:12 AM PST by Pyro7480 (Sancte Joseph, terror daemonum, ora pro nobis!)
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To: cgk

P E R F E C T. . .with water line and all. Available as a bumper sticker. . .soon?


42 posted on 02/14/2006 10:49:37 AM PST by cricket (Truth - the first enemy of a Leftist. . .)
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To: cgk

Paging General (Don't get stuck on stupid, son) Honoree. Please report to the press room.


43 posted on 02/14/2006 10:51:39 AM PST by 300magnum (We know that if evil is not confronted, it gains in strength and audacity, and returns to strike us)
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To: VRWCmember

Excellent!


44 posted on 02/14/2006 10:53:08 AM PST by cgk (Muslims are the only people who make feminists seem laid-back. - Ann Coulter)
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To: Howlin; ohioWfan; Miss Marple

Ping!


45 posted on 02/14/2006 10:54:09 AM PST by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author:)
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To: cricket
Available as a bumper sticker now!

I'd Rather Hunt with Cheney

Michelle Malkin has it on her site under "Dana Milbank, the clown"

46 posted on 02/14/2006 10:55:57 AM PST by cgk (Muslims are the only people who make feminists seem laid-back. - Ann Coulter)
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To: VRWCmember

And the #1 reason why Ted Kennedy can't run for president and Dick Cheney can.

47 posted on 02/14/2006 10:56:14 AM PST by Cinnamon Girl (OMGIIHIHOIIC ping list)
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To: Blueflag

THE VP is not an average citizen and that is why the non-issue of the 7 dollar stamp by our esteemed media was pretty pathetic.


48 posted on 02/14/2006 11:00:41 AM PST by alisasny (GO TEAM USA and all freedom loving counties. TURINO 2006)
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To: Blueflag

But don't forget that he forgot (didn't know) to pay the $7.00 upland game stamp. Criminal! (/sarcasm)


49 posted on 02/14/2006 11:03:26 AM PST by Chanticleer (May you be gruntled and combobulated in 2006.)
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To: iPod Shuffle
A medical team accompanying the vice president administered first aid to Whittington when the accident occurred at 5:50 p.m., Secret Service spokesman Tom Mazur said. The Secret Service told sheriff's deputies about the accident an hour later, after Whittington was headed for a hospital in Kingsville and the hunting party had returned to the ranch house, he said.

One hr. later!!!! The news I saw said the next day.

50 posted on 02/14/2006 11:05:12 AM PST by jec41 (Screaming Eagle)
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