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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.
(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...
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.
Yes they sure are. Sick jackals.
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.
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.
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."
"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????
LOL I was typing it up as you were... I'm just slower.
Jackals, nuts gone wild...
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)
Good news.....you mean he may be allowed to live?
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.
He gor a case of the runs from the hospital lasagne last night.
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.
It is. Well, rather one of the bird-shot bbs lodged in the area of the heart, and the man experienced atrial fibrillation.
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?
I think I'd be bringing a flamer thrower laced with anthrax.
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.
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. . .
P E R F E C T. . .with water line and all. Available as a bumper sticker. . .soon?
Paging General (Don't get stuck on stupid, son) Honoree. Please report to the press room.
And the #1 reason why Ted Kennedy can't run for president and Dick Cheney can.
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.
But don't forget that he forgot (didn't know) to pay the $7.00 upland game stamp. Criminal! (/sarcasm)
One hr. later!!!! The news I saw said the next day.