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Ron Reagan: Did Cheney "Have Anything Against" Whittington?
Hardball/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 02/13/2006 5:23:57 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

Edited on 02/13/2006 5:38:51 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

by Mark Finkelstein

February 13, 2006 - 20:02

Let the record show that it took the MSM less than a day to float the possibility that Dick Cheney intentionally shot Harry Whittington.

And who better to surmise that the Vice-President might have been trying to bump off his buddy than Ron Reagan, that primetime speaker at the Kerry convention who moonlights as an MSNBC "political analyst"?

Reagan appeared on tonight's Hardball with Chris Matthews, and in decrying the fact that the Secret Service apparently denied local law enforcement immediate access to Cheney, said the following:

"Law enforcement is entitled to investigate this case, to find out what happened, to find out if he had anything against Mr. Whittington, and to find out - again I don't mean to suggest anything - to find out if anyone had been drinking . . ."

Matthews, seemingly shocked but unable to contain a wide smile, broke in:

"You just did [suggest something]. Are you crazy? You just threw that out there. There's no reason to believe this is anything but an accident and you know it."

After suggesting it might have been anything but an accident, Reagan contradicted himself while trying to change the subject:

"I'm not suggesting it wasn't an accident but I'm saying one of the first questions the police would ask anybody is if there had been any drinking going on."

Matthews' other guest, notorious Bush antagonist Patrick Buchanan, was only too happy to pour inflammable liquid on the fire:

"Why didn't Cheney invite the sheriff in so the sheriff could find out what happened?"

So there it is. Approximately 13 hours after the story broke on national news, a paid MSM analyst has suggested that the Vice-President of the United States might have intentionally shot an innocent man.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Texas; US: Wyoming
KEYWORDS: 2stupid4words; buchanan; cheney; hardball; harrywhittington; loonyleft; matthews; quailgate; ronnotareagan; ronreagain; shooting; whittington
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Reagan appeared on tonight's Hardball with Chris Matthews

It's wise not to watch Hardball for mental health reasons. If Rush would stop mentioning it, everyone would forget it's on, and it would go into oblivion.

101 posted on 02/13/2006 7:34:47 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta (There's always a reason to choose life.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Ron Reagan, that primetime speaker at the Kerry convention who moonlights as an MSNBC "political analyst"?

Every time I look at this odd little "man" Ron Reagan's head, I can't help but think of one of those old wooden clothes pins from the early 50's. And, Ron's head has about as much gray matter as those old clothes pins.

102 posted on 02/13/2006 7:55:22 PM PST by beyond the sea (Let's give them something to talk about............. howaboutlovelovelove?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Matthews, seemingly shocked but unable to contain a wide smile

That was the look of constipation.

103 posted on 02/13/2006 7:57:04 PM PST by beyond the sea (Let's give them something to talk about............. howaboutlovelovelove?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
"Why didn't Cheney invite the sheriff in so the sheriff could find out what happened?"

Maybe they should have brought in the Park Police from Fort Marcy Park.

104 posted on 02/13/2006 7:58:38 PM PST by beyond the sea (Let's give them something to talk about............. howaboutlovelovelove?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

That head is made of wood.


105 posted on 02/13/2006 8:03:54 PM PST by beyond the sea (Let's give them something to talk about............. howaboutlovelovelove?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I don't believe I've ever seen a picture of Ron Reagan before.

He looks as gay as Christmas.

Is he?


106 posted on 02/13/2006 8:07:30 PM PST by Mogengator
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To: Irish Queen
"Since he is not his father's son, he should be called merely Ronnie Prescott. He does not deserve to use his father's surname. "

I really believe that what matters here is whether or not RR ever legally adopted him, or if Ronnie Prescott ever changed his name in court. "Deserving" is really irrevalent.

107 posted on 02/14/2006 1:21:37 AM PST by de Buillion (Give us your perverts, pedophiles, and sodomites. San Francisco wants YOU!)
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To: Mogengator
"He looks as gay as Christmas. Is he?"

I can't say, but I believe that he is/was a ballerina.

108 posted on 02/14/2006 1:24:13 AM PST by de Buillion (Give us your perverts, pedophiles, and sodomites. San Francisco wants YOU!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Think it's safe to say this isn't the Clinton admin.. We didn't find the body in a park with the wrong gun nearby, the blood in the wrong place, etc.. etc.. Nor did the body windup in the wreckage of an off course govt. airplane with a bullet wound to the head under similarly suspicious circumstances. Nope. Hunting accident and the Dems want to make the victim into Vince Foster - projection?


109 posted on 02/14/2006 1:27:33 AM PST by Havoc (Evolutionists and Democrats: "We aren't getting our message out" (coincidence?))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Ballerina boy should just SHUT THE *ELL UP!


He (Ron Reagan) joined the Joffrey Ballet in pursuit of a lifelong dream to become a ballet dancer. In a widely published photograph, Ron is shown after a performance wearing tights and full stage make-up, getting a congratulatory kiss from his mother, as his father, a few feet away, smiles as an observer.

Reagan now lives in Seattle with his wife, Doria, a psychologist (he should see her as a patient!) whom he married in 1980 after much public speculation as to his sexuality. He has worked in recent years as a magazine journalist, and has hosted talk shows on cable TV networks such as the Animal Planet network. Reagan serves on the board of the Creative Coalition, an organization founded in 1989 by a group including Susan Sarandon and Christopher Reeve to politically mobilize entertainers and artists, generally for liberal causes such as First Amendment rights, arts advocacy and public education.

Asked in a June 2004 New York Times interview if he would like to be President of the United States, he responded, "I would be unelectable. I'm an atheist.

110 posted on 02/14/2006 1:35:13 AM PST by kcvl
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To: Howlin
7:30 p.m. CST -- White House notified and Andy Card calls Bush.

8:00 p.m. CST or there about -- Rove calls Bush to tell him Cheney is involved.


This is the part I just don't get. Bush was notified that Whittington was shot, but didn't ask who shot the guy?
111 posted on 02/14/2006 1:50:35 AM PST by Quick1 (Censorship: the worst obscenity.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Ronette playing investigative journalist again?
Should have stuck with the tutu.


112 posted on 02/14/2006 2:07:21 AM PST by Cincinna (The ARKANSAS GRIFTERS want to take over your country. STOP THEM NOW!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Ron Reagan's anti-conservative bias is so venomous...it's personal. (He wanted more attention from RR and didn't get it.) More shrink visits in order.


113 posted on 02/14/2006 2:12:51 AM PST by hershey (enmark)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Dick Cheney intentionally shot Harry Whittington

Of course he shot Whittington intentionally. He had a lawyer in his sights, had the opportunity, and took it. Who can blame him?

114 posted on 02/14/2006 2:14:24 AM PST by JoeGar
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To: Howlin

I just woke up from a dream.

Cheney showed up for a press conference today with a quail and a gun.


115 posted on 02/14/2006 3:06:43 AM PST by Peach (Hillary ran over a cop and didn't even stop.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The sheer silliness of this whole thing is blowing me away (probably a poor choice of words!) I know quite well how to handle a shotgun, how accidents happen, and how terribly excited non-shooting liberals are about this accident. In a "lighter" note (and if there was EVER a 'light in the loafers" it's Ron Reagan...Mr. TuTu himself), THE Ronald Reagan, gentleman, horse lover, and shooter, must be rolling in his grave.

I am adding another FR comment to my BEST OF:

1. Best comment I've read...from another FR thread:

"Miss Kopechne could not be reached for comment"
12 posted on 02/13/2006 6:02:31 AM CST by saveliberty ( :-) I am a Snowflake and Bushbot.)


2. LOL. How bout these lines for Cheney's next press corps dinner speech;

"Ted Kennedy and I are going hunting this weekend. He's driving and I'm riding shotgun."

"I took my wife hunting with me. She was scared out of her wits but decided to stay after Teddy offered to drive her home."
32 posted on 02/13/2006 6:33:09 AM CST by Callahan

And...lest we forget...John Kerry, #1 hero from Viet Nam, pictured with a dead Canada goose in one hand and his shotgun in the other. Why, oh why, do these violent men have to KILL things? /sarcasm off




116 posted on 02/14/2006 4:32:43 AM PST by Maria S
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Now that is coo-coo silly.

Hunting goof-up by one or both parties? yes. Cheney has a vendetta so shoots somebody? this just doesn't happen with Republicans. Democrats, that's another story.


117 posted on 02/14/2006 4:34:57 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck
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To: hershey
Matthews knew what Ron(da) Reagan was going to say... and I'm sure he delighted in giving the sniveling rumpswab the opportunity to say it. They devoted almost the whole show to it last night, replaying the clip of David Gregory... and constantly referring to Cheney as 'the shooter'. Not only was it an assault on Cheney... already their target in the Plame-scam... but it was also an anti-gun rant.

Socialist nanny-state scum!

118 posted on 02/14/2006 4:46:10 AM PST by johnny7 (“Iuventus stultorum magister”)
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To: phoenix0468
Chris Matthews actually didn't agree with that!?! I'm impressed. He's usually the idiot making those kinds of remarks.

Don't believe it. It is a settup and Chris is simply the straight man. It is much like when an attorney says something at a trial that the judge says to strike it from the transcript--but its too late, the jury already heard it.

119 posted on 02/14/2006 9:05:11 AM PST by subterfuge ("We're going to take things from you for the greater good..."---Hillary Rod-Ham Clinton)
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To: subterfuge

That sounds more like it. LOL!!


120 posted on 02/14/2006 3:19:28 PM PST by phoenix0468 (http://www.mylocalforum.com -- Go Speak Your Mind.)
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To: hole_n_one

Now you've done it....just unleashed fond memories of me playing that game (and Excitebike and Mike Tyson's Punch-Out) back in my carefree 80s youth.


121 posted on 02/18/2006 12:22:03 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Tagline removed by Moderator)
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