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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.
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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
" ...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.
So take THAT Davis Gregory!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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.
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."
If I peppered a hunting partner and he wasn't seriously hurt, it wouldn't make the national news at all!
Mr. Whittington needs a taster. Any takers?
Until the guy dies from it (something about a pellet in his heart now) or some hosptial induced bacterial infection......
Fox news is doing a live conf with the hospital. A b b has lodged closer to the heart
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.
Another bogus scandal in a long line bogus scandals blows up in the left's faces.
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!!
Hospital missed a pellet near the heart? Figures.
Media wants the bb to kill this man. They are praying for his death.
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.
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
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.