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A Statement From Cheney
National Review Online ^ | 2/14/06 | VP Statement (via Byron York)

Posted on 02/14/2006 12:31:19 PM PST by frankjr

The vice president's office just released the following statement:

"The Vice President was told when he arrived at the White House this morning that doctors had decided, based on overnight monitoring, to perform a cardiac catheterization on Mr. Whittington.

The Vice President's chief of staff passed him a note at about 12:30pm ET to inform him that Mr. Whittington's doctors would brief in Texas about 1:00pm ET on complications in Mr. Whittington's condition. The Vice President was on Capitol Hill when he received this information.

When the Vice President returned to the White House, he was able to watch part of the press conference. At about 1:30pm ET, the Vice President called Mr. Whittington and spoke to him. The Vice President wished Mr. Whittington well and asked if there was anything he needed. The Vice President said that he stood ready to assist. Mr. Whittington's spirits were good, but obviously his situation deserves the careful monitoring that his doctors are providing.

The Vice President said that his thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Whittington and his family."


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Prayers for Mr. Whittington.
1 posted on 02/14/2006 12:31:19 PM PST by frankjr
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To: frankjr

Prayers up for Mr. Whittington and his family and for VP Cheney.


2 posted on 02/14/2006 12:33:36 PM PST by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN - Support our troops. I *LOVE* my attitude problem! Beware the Enemedia.)
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.......


3 posted on 02/14/2006 12:36:08 PM PST by rface ("...the most schizoid freeper I've ever seen" - New Bloomfield, Missouri)
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To: Justanobody

Prayers from TX


4 posted on 02/14/2006 12:36:17 PM PST by TXBSAFH (Proud Dad of Twins, What Does Not Kill You Makes You Stronger!!!!!!)
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To: Justanobody

Prayers up for all of them.


5 posted on 02/14/2006 12:37:37 PM PST by Jaded (The truth shall set you free, but lying to yourself turns you French.)
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To: Justanobody

Ditto.
Until Mr Whittington is out of the woods, so to speak, VP Cheney will keep a low profile. Anything he says will be held against him in the court of main stream media.


6 posted on 02/14/2006 12:37:50 PM PST by griswold3 (Ken Blackwell, Ohio Governor in 2006- No!! You cannot have my governor in 2008.)
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To: frankjr

No matter what happens the left wing gun nuts have grabbed on to this to try for more gun control....


7 posted on 02/14/2006 12:38:06 PM PST by Meadow Muffin
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To: frankjr
Prayers for Mr. Whittington and VP Cheney.

Some levity... Image hosting by Photobucket

8 posted on 02/14/2006 12:38:45 PM PST by infidel29 ("We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid." --Benjamin Franklin)
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To: frankjr

Cheney passed him a note at 12:30 and we're JUST NOW HEARING ABOUT IT!!!! Why the delay?? What are they covering up??? [/MSM]


9 posted on 02/14/2006 12:38:50 PM PST by So Cal Rocket (Proud Member: Internet Pajama Wearers for Truth)
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To: So Cal Rocket

bttt


10 posted on 02/14/2006 12:40:44 PM PST by Txsleuth
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To: frankjr
I have taken the liberty of 'detailing' this press release for you guys...

"The Vice President was told at 08:17:37 ET when he arrived at the White House this morning that doctors had decided, based on overnight monitoring, to perform a cardiac catheterization on Mr. Whittington.

At 08:18:05 ET, The Vice President phoned David Gregory of NBC and apprised him of the details.

The Vice President's chief of staff passed him a note at 12:30:12 ET to inform him that Mr. Whittington's doctors would brief in Texas about 13:01:45 ET on complications in Mr. Whittington's condition. The Vice President was on Capitol Hill when he received this information.

At 12:31:15 ET, The Vice President phoned David Gregory of NBC again to update him as to the latest developments.

When the Vice President returned to the White House at 12:59.55 ET, he was able to watch part of the press conference. At 13:30:00 ET, the Vice President called Mr. Whittington and spoke to him for 327 seconds. The Vice President wished Mr. Whittington well and asked if there was anything he needed. The Vice President said that he stood ready to assist. Mr. Whittington's spirits were good, but obviously his situation deserves the careful monitoring that his doctors are providing.

The Vice President said that his thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Whittington and his family."

11 posted on 02/14/2006 12:42:55 PM PST by antaresequity (PUSH 1 FOR ENGLISH, PUSH 2 TO BE DEPORTED)
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To: frankjr

this incident is interesting on so many levels. The lawyer who will probably turn his back on a lifetime of finding victims and publicly say it wasn't anyone's fault. That would be ...rich.


12 posted on 02/14/2006 12:43:09 PM PST by kinghorse
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To: frankjr

Somebody ping David Gregory and Antonio Villaraigosa.


13 posted on 02/14/2006 12:43:15 PM PST by D-Chivas
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To: rface

Wisconsin adds its prayers.


14 posted on 02/14/2006 12:43:59 PM PST by stocksthatgoup (http://www.busateripens.com)
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To: Meadow Muffin

"No matter what happens the left wing gun nuts have grabbed on to this to try for more gun control...."

Already have.....VPC as usual....

http://www.vpc.org/


15 posted on 02/14/2006 12:44:21 PM PST by jmq (Islam=Religion of Peace)
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To: Jaded
Prayers up for all of them.

Not the MSM.

16 posted on 02/14/2006 12:44:27 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Condimaniac)
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To: infidel29

17 posted on 02/14/2006 12:45:58 PM PST by Warren_Piece (Smart is easy. Good is hard.)
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To: frankjr
"Dick" Gregory forgot to ask about the victims condition today didn't he? No, it's not about him.
18 posted on 02/14/2006 12:46:12 PM PST by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: kinghorse

Uh, people forget that for every lawyer bringing a lawsuit for a "victim", there is a lawyer defending the other side of the case. They're not all "ambulance chasers."


19 posted on 02/14/2006 12:50:18 PM PST by Williams
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To: Mike Darancette

No silly, just Mr. Whittington and his family and for VP Cheney and Lynne. Those morons in the media just don't get anything.


20 posted on 02/14/2006 12:50:23 PM PST by Jaded (The truth shall set you free, but lying to yourself turns you French.)
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To: infidel29

"Before I get in a car with Teddy, I'll drive myself"


S. Wonder


21 posted on 02/14/2006 12:52:25 PM PST by midnightson (Mama-the ultimate prognosticator- said there'd be days like this.)
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To: antaresequity

Sequel: David Gregory rushes out of White House press room, trips on steps, breaks his neck and dies.

Headline: Cheney Kills Reporter


22 posted on 02/14/2006 12:56:17 PM PST by Palladin ("Governor Lynn Swann."...it has a nice ring to it!)
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To: antaresequity

The Main Stream Media has lost their collective minds. Do they have any idea how silly they look and sound? Do they know how stupid they look?

Their behavior is bizarre.


23 posted on 02/14/2006 12:56:50 PM PST by kjo
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To: Meadow Muffin

The VP isn't helping by acting as if this resulted from something other than his own lack of gun control.


24 posted on 02/14/2006 12:57:37 PM PST by lugsoul ("He didn't do anything he wasn't supposed to do." - Mary Matalin)
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To: midnightson

And before I would get in a car in the vicinity of the First Lady, I would go hunting with the VP


25 posted on 02/14/2006 12:58:38 PM PST by MagnetNole
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To: frankjr

How did Richard "The Dick" Gregory behave today?


26 posted on 02/14/2006 12:59:51 PM PST by pabianice (contact ebay??)
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To: lugsoul

You here again? Sheesh.


27 posted on 02/14/2006 1:02:47 PM PST by OldFriend (The Dems enABLEd DANGER and 3,000 Americans died.)
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To: frankjr

Cheney is ticking me off a bit here. His actions are of a guy trying to cover his butt.


28 posted on 02/14/2006 1:03:23 PM PST by xcullen
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To: frankjr

Joining in prayers for Mr. Whittington's complete recovery.

Prayer also for VP Cheney. He must feel terrible about this accident.


29 posted on 02/14/2006 1:08:48 PM PST by baseballmom
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To: xcullen
Cheney is ticking me off a bit here. His actions are of a guy trying to cover his butt.

So far as I can see the only thing he's really in "trouble" for is not telling some people in the press what happened the way they say he should have. In that regard he is not in any trouble at all. He does not owe them any explanation. Now, if it was Cheney that was shot that would be a different matter.

My goodness folks, he accidently shot someone with some bird shot. What's the big deal?

30 posted on 02/14/2006 1:11:56 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Jack Bauer: "By the time I'm finished with you you're going to wish you felt this good again".)
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To: OldFriend

Next time I'll be sure to get your permission first. [sarc]


31 posted on 02/14/2006 1:12:48 PM PST by lugsoul ("He didn't do anything he wasn't supposed to do." - Mary Matalin)
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To: frankjr
Cheney: "I'm going to get that quail...bang!"
Whittington: "Oh-oh, Dick, you got me!"

Hillary: "I'm not going to get jail...bang!"
Vince: "Oh-oh, Dyke, you shot me!"

33 posted on 02/14/2006 1:18:11 PM PST by meandog (For lurking Moo-slew-ems: Sahada: "That which Islam calls "Allah" is Satan and Mohammad is his pig!)
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To: Made in USA

I think this is beautiful. The press complained and complained yesterday about the timeline of events. Cheney is laying out minute by minute to these morons exactly what transpired today.

The Press is going to be apoplectic.


34 posted on 02/14/2006 1:19:01 PM PST by teddyballgame (red man in blue state)
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To: frankjr

Yes..Prayers are said thta Mr. Whittington makes a full recovery and is out and about soon.


35 posted on 02/14/2006 1:19:29 PM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776

And Prayers for Mr. Cheney too.


36 posted on 02/14/2006 1:20:15 PM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: So Cal Rocket; All
Some liberals on another board are saying that the president and Jeb have both cracked jokes about the incident. Does anyone know if that's true?
37 posted on 02/14/2006 1:20:52 PM PST by Trust but Verify (( ))
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To: Trust but Verify

Do know that Jeb has made a joke today. Not sure about Dubya!


39 posted on 02/14/2006 1:23:27 PM PST by OldFriend (The Dems enABLEd DANGER and 3,000 Americans died.)
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To: Made in USA
So, Mr. NRA Freedom Fighter - do agree with Ms. Matalin's statement below - or do you acknowledge that a line hunter who is following the rules shouldn't end up shooting someone who is behind him?

I'd expect someone who was interested in gun rights to recognize the harm to that cause resulting from the disregard of gun safety.

40 posted on 02/14/2006 1:25:48 PM PST by lugsoul ("He didn't do anything he wasn't supposed to do." - Mary Matalin)
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To: lugsoul

He wasn't BEHIND HIM, you dimbulb.


41 posted on 02/14/2006 1:26:53 PM PST by Howlin ("QUICK HE'S BLEEDING. CALL THE WASH POST!")
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Howlin' - didn't know you were there. Are you really Williford?

Where was he then? Can you draw us a diagram? How about just a compass point?

42 posted on 02/14/2006 1:33:49 PM PST by lugsoul ("He didn't do anything he wasn't supposed to do." - Mary Matalin)
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To: lugsoul

How about kissing my white Southern butt.


44 posted on 02/14/2006 1:36:22 PM PST by Howlin ("QUICK HE'S BLEEDING. CALL THE WASH POST!")
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To: frankjr
Actually our prayers are needed. It sounds like some of the shot (from the shot gun shell) is moving around inside of Mr. Whittington. That means that the shot is moving through his body in the blood stream. The small shot can get lodged in places. Right now the doctors are saying that the shot is collecting in an area inside his heart, causing what the medical team calls a mild heart attack.

Mr. Whittington is not out of the woods yet, and he could die from the accident. I can see the anti-gun spin on this one.
45 posted on 02/14/2006 1:38:47 PM PST by PureTrouble
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To: AmericanMade1776

Amen prayers for all involved


46 posted on 02/14/2006 1:39:56 PM PST by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: frankjr

Prayers from KY for Mr. Whittington and Vice President Cheney.


47 posted on 02/14/2006 1:41:37 PM PST by pattty
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To: snugs

How are Sky News and the press there treating this news?


48 posted on 02/14/2006 1:42:17 PM PST by Carolinamom (I don't believe in a government that protects us from ourselves. ---Ronald Reagan)
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To: infidel29

LOL


49 posted on 02/14/2006 1:43:21 PM PST by shield (The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instructions.Pr 1:7)
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To: Howlin
Oh - quick with the juvenile name calling, but can't back up your own assertions. That's rich, Howlin'.

Where was he then? Was he 'comin' right for' the VP?

50 posted on 02/14/2006 1:46:57 PM PST by lugsoul ("He didn't do anything he wasn't supposed to do." - Mary Matalin)
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