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Cheney met with police earlier? (Vanity)

Posted on 02/19/2006 7:50:11 AM PST by DaveLoneRanger

News sources are constantly abuzz and saying that Cheney did not meet with police for hours after the incident. I remember hearing (on Fox or elsewhere) that the sequence of events is not at all how the media describe it, and that the police came and spoke with Cheney, or were the ones who decided what time they came to speak to him. I've been searching news sources, and cannot find it (as one would expect if it were the truth about Cheney).

Any Freeper help in reference?


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: cheney; huntingaccident; whittington

1 posted on 02/19/2006 7:50:13 AM PST by DaveLoneRanger
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To: DaveLoneRanger
I remember hearing...that the sequence of events is not at all how the media describe it

Are you intoning that the all powerful media is changing the story to fit with their pre-conceived notions?!?!?

2 posted on 02/19/2006 7:52:45 AM PST by Personal Responsibility (Amnesia is a train of thought.)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Timeline of events following Cheney's hunting accident
LAST UPDATE: 2/14/2006 5:30:54 PM

A timeline of events following Vice President Dick Cheney's hunting accident, all times EST:

SATURDAY, FEB. 11

4 p.m.: Cheney begins an afternoon quail hunt with four other hunters on the private Armstrong Ranch in south Texas. They had been hunting earlier in the day, but took a break for lunch.

6:30 p.m.: Cheney accidentally shoots fellow hunter Harry Whittington while aiming for a bird. Secret Service agents and medical personnel with Cheney tend to wounds on Whittington's face, neck and chest.

7:20 p.m.: An ambulance takes Whittington to a Christus Spohn Hospital Kleburg.

7:30 p.m.: White House chief of staff Andy Card tells President Bush there was an accident, but Card is unaware Cheney was involved.

7:50 p.m.: The head of the Secret Service office in McAllen, Texas, calls the Kenedy County sheriff to report the accident. The sheriff asks to speak to Cheney, and they schedule an interview for 9 a.m. Sunday. At the White House, presidential aide Karl Rove tells Bush that Cheney was the shooter, after talking to ranch owner Katharine Armstrong.

Saturday evening: Cheney and the rest of the hunting party sit down for dinner at the ranch. At some point, sheriff's deputies who heard reports of the ambulance responding to an accident at the ranch stop at the front gate to see if anyone needs help, but are told no one needs assistance. The Secret Service earlier had said the deputies were seeking to interview Cheney, but on Tuesday they said that was not the case. Armstrong says no one at the dinner discussed announcing the accident to the public because they were all focused on Whittington's well being.

9:15 p.m.: Whittington is flown to Christus Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi-Memorial and is treated in the intensive care unit.
http://www.woai.com/news/national/story.aspx?content_id=E19D9950-7914-43FF-BD48-4B5544F90811



3 posted on 02/19/2006 7:54:20 AM PST by EBH (Never give-up, Never give-in, and Never Forget)
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To: Personal Responsibility
"Are you intoning that the all powerful media is changing the story to fit with their pre-conceived notions?!?!?"

NO!! How silly!/sar

The VPOTUS must come down before the SHeeple will vote in their first female POTUS!

4 posted on 02/19/2006 8:08:32 AM PST by IronManBike (Lodestar in the LoneStar--multitask)
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To: EBH

Thanks mate, that's what I was looking for!


5 posted on 02/19/2006 8:20:43 AM PST by DaveLoneRanger (I'm currently debating a big-time peace activist. I'll post it, so ping/mail me to read it when I do)
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To: DaveLoneRanger
I think everyone is overlooking the fact that Secret Service Agents are Law Enforcement officers.
6 posted on 02/19/2006 8:53:36 AM PST by Mike Darancette (Condimaniac)
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To: Mike Darancette

I'm not sure; I recall Michael Reagan talking about how the Secret Service is obligated only to protect the person they are assigned, and he related a story about traveling with the Secret Service to some sort of function. He said the SS flashed a badge to the valet service and explained that they would be parking the car. The valet screams "Immigration! Immigration!" and makes a break for it, certain that he has been caught as an illegal. (This must have been back when they cared about such things.) The SS chased the guy down, explained that they were NOT here to arrest him for violation, they just needed to park the car themselves.

I've never been a big fan of Michael Reagan, and I don't know if what he said is true, but that's what he said.


7 posted on 02/19/2006 9:01:06 AM PST by DaveLoneRanger (I'm currently debating a big-time peace activist. I'll post it, so ping/mail me to read it when I do)
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Corpus Christi Caller-Times
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."


8 posted on 02/19/2006 10:26:08 AM PST by opinion8ed (for a different take on the news, try http://msmended.blogspot.com/)
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To: DaveLoneRanger
The S/S agents are Officers of the Court.
9 posted on 02/19/2006 10:32:11 AM PST by Mike Darancette (Condimaniac)
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To: DaveLoneRanger
I can hear the media in the backroom: This isn't about Whittington....Scre* him...If he dies, he dies. This is about another crack at Cheney. Why won't he talk?

Ya know, if I had accidently shot my friend, I wouldn't want to be talking either.

And you can bet your booties, the doctor's were all over Cheney and the SS was scoping the whole ranch AND THAT WHITTINGTON WAS MORE CONCERNED ABOUT CHENEY...than himself.

I've seen the media have more compassion to a "cat in a tree" story than they have had here.

And just imagine if the story came out in tidbits.

Think I'll go back and look at that timeline on Mary Jo and Teddy.

10 posted on 02/19/2006 2:07:06 PM PST by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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Well, DickLoneRanger, I don't know how to break this to you, but...

old Dick is at it again...

11 posted on 02/19/2006 2:17:21 PM PST by Bender2 (Redid my FR Homepage just for ya'll... Now, Vote Republican and vote often!)
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To: DaveLoneRanger; EBH


Close EB but not quite.

Appx. 5 minutes after the accident police capt shows up at ranch (report doesn't say why or how he was contacted.) Guards at the fence are unaware of an accident.

10 minutes after the accident (between 5:30 and 6:00) the Secret Service contacts the sheriff.

The former sheriff and now constable Medellin spoke with someone at the ranch and reports back to current sheriff.

All reports indicated an accident and the sheriff made the decision to send somone out the next day at 8am.
More details here
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/0216061cheney4.html




http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/0216061cheney1.html
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/0213061cheney1.html


12 posted on 02/19/2006 3:00:48 PM PST by Smartaleck
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