Skip to comments.Decisions on inquiry are his own, official says (Cheney accident)
Posted on 02/16/2006 8:39:46 AM PST by jhouston
The Kenedy County Sheriff's Department feels at home with the Secret Service and the powerful people who go hunting on the Armstrong Ranch, but is out of its comfort zone with the media circus that the hunting accident involving Vice President Dick Cheney has attracted.
Sheriff Ramon Salinas III said no one in the federal government has told him or his deputies how to do their job. He was the one who decided not to go to the ranch to investigate until Sunday, the day after Cheney shot and wounded Austin lawyer Harry Whittington on a quail hunt. Salinas based the decision on witness accounts and advice from people on the ranch he knows and trusts, including a former sheriff.
"Everybody's been saying there's a cover-up from the time they heard about this," he said. "That is not true."
Salinas said he was barbecuing with his family at 5:30 p.m. Saturday when he received a call from sheriff's Capt. Charles Kirk.
"He told me he heard of a possible hunting accident on Armstrong Ranch," Salinas said.
Minutes later, Salinas got a call from a U.S. Secret Service agent.
"He said the reason he was calling was to officially notify the sheriff's department that the vice president was involved in that shooting accident."
Cheney Hunting Accident: Serious Questions or Embarrassing Incident?
Twenty-seven percent (27%) of Americans believe that the recent hunting accident involving Dick Cheney raises serious questions about his ability to serve as Vice President. Twice as many, 57%, say it was "just one of those very embarrassing things that happens to all of us." More...
Because the N.Y. Times is not a source of truth.
Is there a poll on Big Media's hissy fit?
That would be a great poll.
looks like this newspaper continues to scoop the MSM...bawwwwwww
Excellent to have this; thanks. Schumer is asking for the VP to give a press conference.
Maybe the CallerTimes still has - gasp! - REPORTERS who go out of their offices, notebook in hand, and talk to people, rather than just sitting by their phones waiting for the White House Press Secretary to call and tell them everything.
The press clerks want a chance to insult him to his face. Why in the world should he do what THEY want?
Will you ping me when the complete timeline is posted?
Exactly how many "press conferences" did Al Gore? (before he was running for President, that is ; )
We're working on it. And I sure will.
Yes, Karl Rove needed 24 hours to concoct a scenario where CHENEY was fingered as the shooter, instead of the guy on the grassy knoll.
Notice another similarity between the Cheney shooting and the JFK assassination: both occurred in TEXAS.
Liberal-think. Ya gotta love it.
One: No Controlling Legal Authority.
Two: The Day Bill Clinton was impeached.
Both involved ITALIAN-made weapons.
LOL - thanks on the timeline - make sure to track the whereabouts of Ms. Armstrong, Harry and his wife obviously, but also Pamela Pitzer Willeford (United States Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein) and Dr. George Willeford, III. There were at least 5 other guests at the ranch over the weekend, but I don't know if those names have been released.
I wish the sheriff could say that everyone claiming there is a conspiracy is purposely maligning the department.
Rush just played a clip of Carville saying the press should have access to Whittington's blood alcohol level reports.
Rush responds that the MINUTE Clinton releases his medical records (which he never did release despite all other presidents providing THEIR records), that maybe we'll negotiate. LOL
I heard that! And for that matter, what about releasing John Kerry's military records AND the late dated honorable discharge. And we never did learn what that PLAN was that Kerry claimed he had. To my knowledge no press clerk ever asked him what it was either.
"Shooting accidents happen - I got a purple heart for one..." - John Kerry
And don't forget this happened in "Kenedy" county.