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Harry Whittington's hospital statement
MSNBC ^ | 2/17/06

Posted on 02/17/2006 11:52:50 AM PST by Mogengator

Harry Whittington, the man shot by Vice President Dick Cheney last weekend, spoke to reporters as he was released from Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas. He did not take questions. Here is a transcript of his statement.

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KEYWORDS: cheney; harrywhittington; hospital; statement
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What a gentleman. He looks great.
1 posted on 02/17/2006 11:52:50 AM PST by Mogengator
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To: Mogengator

The way the MSM was having a fit you'd think the guy had half his face blown off!........


2 posted on 02/17/2006 11:55:23 AM PST by Red Badger (And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him...)
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To: Mogengator
Great statement that will greatly disappoint the Hate Bush/Cheney media and the Hate Bush/Cheney democrats.

Of course the Hate Bush/Cheney MSNBC did not write that Whittington was "accidentally" shot by Vice President Cheney but rather omitted the word "accidentally" on purpose.

3 posted on 02/17/2006 11:56:43 AM PST by jveritas (Hate can never win elections.)
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To: Mogengator

I sure wish I had a Texas Gentleman's drawl like that.


4 posted on 02/17/2006 11:57:26 AM PST by ExcursionGuy84 ("Jesus, Your Love takes my breath away.")
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To: Mogengator

Following Whittington's release from the hospital, David Gregory was overheard muttering, "Neuman!".


5 posted on 02/17/2006 11:59:13 AM PST by 6SJ7
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To: jveritas

"Great statement that will greatly disappoint the Hate Bush/Cheney media and the Hate Bush/Cheney democrats."

You are so right! The MSM is roiling over the fact that they aren't writing Mr. Whittington's obit and preparing for a murder trial!


6 posted on 02/17/2006 12:01:28 PM PST by Polyxene (For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel - Martin Luther)
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To: 6SJ7

Now that he lived. The a-holes at DU are calling him a criminal.


7 posted on 02/17/2006 12:02:10 PM PST by massgopguy (massgopguy)
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To: Mogengator
I also thank all of you for understanding the best you can that medical attention was very important to someone my age. And you haven’t failed to give my age.

I see some kernels of why Cheney likes the guy.


8 posted on 02/17/2006 12:02:18 PM PST by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus.)
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STATEMENT:




Good Afternoon.

All of you in the media have been very patient in waiting for me to make my appearance here. I hope you understand. I’m sorry I delayed you, but I know your role is to get the news out to the public. I compliment you on what you’ve done. I’ve read and seen many of your reports and I know your job isn’t easy. I regret that I couldn’t have been here earlier so you could see what a lucky person I am.

For many years my family has been friends with the Armstrongs down in Kenedy County. We have visited with them for over 25 years and have had some wonderful trips and visits – pleasant memories that we cherish forever. However, this past weekend encompassed all of us in a cloud of misfortune and sadness that is not easy to explain – especially to those who are not familiar with the great sport of quail hunting.

We all assume certain risks in whatever we do, whatever activities we pursue. And regardless of how experienced, careful and dedicated we are, accidents do and will happen – and that’s what happened last Friday.

I am very grateful and want to thank all the people that remembered me in their prayers and the kindness you have extend to my family that’s been here this week.

My family and I are deeply sorry for all that vice president Cheney has had to go through this past week. We send our love and respect to them as they deal with situations that are much more serious than what we’ve had this week. And we hope that he will continue to come to Texas and seek the relaxation that he deserves.

I also thank all of you for understanding the best you can that medical attention was very important to someone my age. And you haven’t failed to give my age.

Finally, I want to say there’re simply not adequate words to express my gratitude and appreciation to the very talented physicians, medical staff, nurses, of this great Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital system, here in Corpus Christi and in Kingsville. They’ve given me exceptional treatment, care and compassion for which I’m very grateful. They are truly remarkable servants of God and I’m extremely blessed for all they’ve done.

Thank you.


9 posted on 02/17/2006 12:03:05 PM PST by Constitution Day (Anger is an energy)
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To: Mogengator

I know - when he first walked out, I thought he was a hospital administrator.

What discoloration I could see on the right side of his face looked like age spots to me.


10 posted on 02/17/2006 12:03:10 PM PST by Let's Roll ( "Congressmen who ... undermine the military ... should be arrested, exiled or hanged" - A. Lincoln)
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To: ExcursionGuy84

It's never too late to get to Texas to acquire that Texas gentlemanly brawl. Y'all come on down!


11 posted on 02/17/2006 12:03:14 PM PST by texgal (end no-fault divorce laws return DUE PROCESS & EQUAL PROTECTION to ALL citizens))
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To: Mogengator

You couldn't post the important part of his statement?

Your exerpt tells us nothing.


12 posted on 02/17/2006 12:04:08 PM PST by Mr. Brightside (I know what I like.)
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To: Constitution Day

Thanks for posting the statement.


13 posted on 02/17/2006 12:04:47 PM PST by Mr. Brightside (I know what I like.)
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To: Mogengator

Truly a class act. Maybe one day (hopefully many years from now) heaven will get its first lawyer.


14 posted on 02/17/2006 12:04:48 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("I'd rather hunt with Cheney than drive with Kennedy." --fanfan)
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To: All

Reid is saddened.
15 posted on 02/17/2006 12:05:55 PM PST by monkapotamus
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To: texgal

brawl???


16 posted on 02/17/2006 12:06:09 PM PST by ExcursionGuy84 ("Jesus, Your Love takes my breath away.")
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To: Mogengator

Rush Limbaugh on his show today predicted the media focus on this would not be on comments, but the fact that no questions would be aloud. Still focusing on Whitehouse secrecy and cover-up.

Right as always, Rush. Here is the first paragraph on the CNN story…….

"The Bush-Cheney campaign donor spoke briefly to reporters at a Corpus Christi hospital around noon (1 p.m. ET) but took no questions."


17 posted on 02/17/2006 12:06:21 PM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: Mr. Brightside

You're welcome.

MSNBC is a site we have to excerpt on FR, but seeing as the entire portion not posted was a PUBLIC STATEMENT, I think it's ok to include it here.


18 posted on 02/17/2006 12:06:38 PM PST by Constitution Day (Anger is an energy)
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To: texgal
It's never too late to get to Texas to acquire that Texas gentlemanly brawl. Y'all come on down!

I don't personally want to brawl with any Texans.
After one memorable girlfriend, I have taken the "Don't Mess With Texas" slogan quite literally.

19 posted on 02/17/2006 12:07:33 PM PST by Constitution Day (Anger is an energy)
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To: massgopguy
The a-holes at DU are calling him a criminal.

You must be joking! They actually THINK Whittington a criminalcause he survived???

20 posted on 02/17/2006 12:07:33 PM PST by ExcursionGuy84 ("Jesus, Your Love takes my breath away.")
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To: Mogengator
My family and I are deeply sorry for all that vice president Cheney has had to go through this past week. We send our love and respect to them as they deal with situations that are much more serious than what we’ve had this week.

That's the most polite way anyone has ever called the MSM "a-holes" that I've ever heard.

Awesome !
21 posted on 02/17/2006 12:07:40 PM PST by HEY4QDEMS (Learn from the past, don't live in it.)
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To: Mogengator

Re the medical staff who treated him: "They are truly remarkable servants of God and I am extremely grateful for all they've done."

He seems a gentleman through and through.


22 posted on 02/17/2006 12:08:29 PM PST by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus.)
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To: Mogengator

Class act


23 posted on 02/17/2006 12:10:46 PM PST by taxcontrol
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To: Constitution Day
I don't personally want to brawl with any Texans. After one memorable girlfriend, I have taken the "Don't Mess With Texas" slogan quite literally.

Most of us are pretty friendly until you cross us! ~;o0

24 posted on 02/17/2006 12:10:54 PM PST by texgal (end no-fault divorce laws return DUE PROCESS & EQUAL PROTECTION to ALL citizens))
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To: Mogengator

Here's something nobody seems to have caught. Here is how the Vice President was referred to in the written text: "vice president Cheney"

Notice no capital letters in "vice president"? The MSM can't even show that much respect!!!!!!


25 posted on 02/17/2006 12:11:24 PM PST by fredhead (I beamed them all to the Klingon ship...where they'll be no tribble at all. - Scotty)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Heaven's first lawyer has already been there for some time.

But I know what you mean. Whittington truly is a gracious gentleman.

26 posted on 02/17/2006 12:12:39 PM PST by JCEccles
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To: Mogengator
This sure looks like a coverup. I mean, he didn't give his statement to David Gregory first, did he?
27 posted on 02/17/2006 12:12:49 PM PST by colorado tanker (We need more "chicken-bleep Democrats" in the Senate!)
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To: Mr. Brightside

So, you can post what you feel you missed! for the rest
of us. C'mon ! Hop to it! You can do it too!!


28 posted on 02/17/2006 12:14:05 PM PST by twidle
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To: JCEccles
Heaven's first lawyer has already been there for some time.

Then he'll be glad to have some company.

29 posted on 02/17/2006 12:14:15 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("I'd rather hunt with Cheney than drive with Kennedy." --fanfan)
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To: Mogengator

Mr. Whittington has more class in his little finger than the MSM has in its' entirety, including no names like David Gregory, Dan Rather, Bob Schieffer, et.all. Seems a shame that we all need to learn what real class is from this man's ordeal. God speed, Mr. W., and thank you for your grace in this incident.


30 posted on 02/17/2006 12:16:24 PM PST by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: ExcursionGuy84

Hey, he was out shooting quail. You know the DU routine: animals GOOD, humans BAD, hunting MURDER, murderer CRIMINAL.

Of course, they have to stop there, because of their inherent inability to consistently insist "criminal PUNISHMENT". Often, and always selectively so, it's "criminal FEEL-YOUR-PAIN", or "criminal VICTIM-OF-SOCIETY", rarely "criminal PUNSHMENT" unless the 'criminal' is a Republican, which they would consider a redundancy.


31 posted on 02/17/2006 12:19:59 PM PST by HKMk23 (Tengo una remera del Che y no se por que.)
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To: geezerwheezer

He was probably too subtle for the MSM to know that he was dinging them. Rush had a great break down of his statement.


32 posted on 02/17/2006 12:20:05 PM PST by djl_sa
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To: Constitution Day; twidle

My problem is when people post the first 40 words of an article instead of posting the meat of the article.

Example:

_____________________________________________________________

BREAKING: Hillary Defames Christians

Senator Hillary Clinton while speaking to a group of Democratic activists had some unflattering statements about the people of the Christian faith... (read more at the exerpt)


33 posted on 02/17/2006 12:20:07 PM PST by Mr. Brightside (I know what I like.)
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To: Red Badger
Was MSNBC the only network to carry this report? If it was I want believe it and I can't say I'll believe it when I see it because MSNBC AND cnn AREN'T ALLOWED IN MY HOME.
34 posted on 02/17/2006 12:25:57 PM PST by buck61 (luv6060)
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To: Mr. Brightside

Oh, I know. Drives me bananas!


35 posted on 02/17/2006 12:26:01 PM PST by Constitution Day (Anger is an energy)
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To: Constitution Day

>>>We all assume certain risks in whatever we do, whatever activities we pursue. And regardless of how experienced, careful and dedicated we are, accidents do and will happen – and that’s what happened last Friday.<<<

This is the crux of the matter, simply stated.

Paul Begala, David Gregory, James Carville, David Letterman, Bill Beckel, Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann and the rest can all stew in their own bile now.


36 posted on 02/17/2006 12:31:45 PM PST by Palladin ("Governor Lynn Swann."...it has a nice ring to it!)
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To: HKMk23
You know the DU routine

I am familiar with their opinions but I do not see any sense or civility in what they believe.

37 posted on 02/17/2006 12:31:57 PM PST by ExcursionGuy84 ("Jesus, Your Love takes my breath away.")
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To: texgal

As a Buckeye,I enjoyed my brief working stay in Texas-the folks are down to earth and cool even if they're not overly fond of Yankees.I even managed to endure Whattaburger :-o


38 posted on 02/17/2006 12:32:53 PM PST by Carl LaFong ("I take care of the place while the master is away")
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To: Mr. Brightside

Well, gee, Mr. Brightside.

That's why God invented links, so that those who want more information can click on the link and get the rest of the story (and in this case the video)if they wish.

I thought I was performing a service by letting Freepers know that the statement and video were available.

Sorry I didn't measure up to your high standards.


40 posted on 02/17/2006 12:42:18 PM PST by Mogengator
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To: Mogengator
That's why God invented links,

God didn't invent links. Al Gore did. Get your facts straight.

41 posted on 02/17/2006 12:44:18 PM PST by Tennessee_Bob ("Those who "abjure" violence can only do so because others are committing violence on their behalf.")
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To: Mr. Brightside

"My problem is when people post the first 40 words of..."

Have not been menber long, but have read that FreeRepublic has had legal problems with plagiarism.....so may be reason. Don't how much one can copy without getting into trouble with copyrights, etc. Just speculating.


42 posted on 02/17/2006 12:45:24 PM PST by twidle
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To: ExcursionGuy84

>> ...I do not see any sense or civility in what they believe.

Well, there it is: proof-positive that you have a functional brain.


43 posted on 02/17/2006 12:46:51 PM PST by HKMk23 (Tengo una remera del Che y no se por que.)
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To: Mogengator

How come he said he was shot on friday?


44 posted on 02/17/2006 12:54:00 PM PST by chemical_boy
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To: massgopguy
Now that he lived. The a-holes at DU are calling him a criminal.

What???

45 posted on 02/17/2006 12:54:56 PM PST by Howlin ("Quick, he's bleeding! Is there a <strike>doctor</strike> reporter in the house?")
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To: ExcursionGuy84

No, he goes to pre-victim status. He's useless to them alive. There was no real sympathy for him anyway.


46 posted on 02/17/2006 1:07:03 PM PST by massgopguy (massgopguy)
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To: massgopguy
There was no real sympathy for him anyway.

Hey-hey-hey, Don't be too rash to discount Our (FReeper's) feelings & sympathies.

After all, some of us are striving to fulfill The LORD's call to be merciful & compassionate.

47 posted on 02/17/2006 1:14:43 PM PST by ExcursionGuy84 ("Jesus, Your Love takes my breath away.")
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To: Mr. Brightside
My problem is when people post the first 40 words of an article instead of posting the meat of the article.

That's largely a feature of using auto excerpt instead of excerpting by hand. The system allows for up to a 300-word excerpt when required.
48 posted on 02/17/2006 1:16:36 PM PST by conservative in nyc
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To: colorado tanker
This sure looks like a coverup.

It shore does. How do we even know that this man in the video is Mr Whittington, huh? I mean if the guy playing "Paul McCartney" has gotten away with it for some 35 years, how hard would it be to get a double for a Texas lawyer noone has seen before? Coverup.

49 posted on 02/17/2006 1:24:05 PM PST by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: chemical_boy

I noticed that too.


50 posted on 02/17/2006 1:29:29 PM PST by TwoSue
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