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  • Back to Cheney again...

    02/15/2006 11:06:31 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 21 replies · 267+ views
    My Own Thoughts... | 2/15/2006 | HarleyLady27
    Well now we are after Cheney again. Amazing how the Democrats keep going from one to another, just hoping something will come out from under a rock. Can you just imagine how you would feel if you were in Cheney's shoes? His friend is in the hospital, had a silent heart attack from one of the bird shot that entered his body,
  • With Cheney, rules simply don't apply [The story that will never end]

    02/15/2006 5:15:11 PM PST · by SJackson · 60 replies · 1,616+ views, Capital Times ^ | 2-15-06 | Dave Zweifel
    I'm waiting to hear from my NRA buddies to comment about one of their national heroes, Vice President Dick Cheney. What I particularly want to hear is their take on the contention from members of the vice president's hunting party that Harry Whittington, the 78-year-old lawyer shot by Cheney, was at fault because he didn't let anyone know where he was. "If that's the case, this will set hunting rules back 50 years," Rich Rygh, our chief photographer and a veteran hunter, insisted at one of our news meetings the other morning. "Anyone who knows about hunting knows it's the...
  • Rove Pushed Cheney To Talk

    02/15/2006 6:51:55 PM PST · by wjersey · 63 replies · 1,573+ views
    CBS ^ | 2/15/2006 | staff
    President Bush's top political aide, Karl Rove, pushed Vice President Dick Cheney to speak publicly about shooting a fellow hunter, sources tell CBS News. Rove worried the vice president's silence on the issue was becoming a political problem, CBS News chief White House correspondent Jim Axelrod reports. Cheney is in a "state of meltdown" over shooting his friend and the political fallout it has caused, a source close to the Cheney has told CBS News. On Wednesday, he accepted full blame for the incident and defended the decision to not publicly disclose the accident until the following day. Cheney described...
  • Man who laughed at Cheney gets shot himself

    02/15/2006 5:51:07 PM PST · by luv2ndamend · 74 replies · 2,583+ views ^ | February 15, 2006
    IRONY CAN BE PRETTY IRONIC Colorado man who laughed Monday when he first read Vice President Dick Cheney had shot a hunting companion was himself injured just hours later when he was accidentally blasted by his girlfriend in his own hunting mishap. "I read that thing about the vice president and said to myself 'How can you shoot your friend with your gun?' And look what happened," said Josh Kayser of Lafayette, Colo. According to the Longmont Daily Times-Call, the 21-year-old man was on the trail of raccoons that had been preying on chickens on his family's property. As Kayser...
  • Cheney Does Not Care About the Press

    02/15/2006 5:48:58 PM PST · by Daralundy · 38 replies · 1,638+ views
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | February 15, 2006 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The media no doubt very disappointed as a press conference is taking place down in Texas. The doctors are updating the condition of Harry Whittington, he is exhibiting no complications. They are keeping him in the ICU, the intensive care unit, they say, for privacy. If they had him in a regular room, media people could sneak in there, other patients. You've been to a hospital. They walk around, and anybody can get in these rooms. ICU is off limits. They say he is very near resuming work on his law practice. This, of course, is devastating news to...
  • Carl Cameron's disinformation about birdshot size. 7-1/2 is NOT 5MM

    02/15/2006 3:29:09 PM PST · by Echo Talon · 39 replies · 375+ views
    I keep hearing Carl Cameron on Fox News say the birdshot that Cheney fired was 5mm. From the reports i have read the shot used was 7-1/2 here is a table of shot sizes and the metric conversion. 1"=25.4mm or 1mm=.03937" Carl Cameron says it was 5mm. 5 X(times) .03937= .19685" over twice as large as what it actually is .095"
  • FREEP Poll: Should Dick Cheney have released info on accidental shooting sooner than 21 hours?

    02/15/2006 5:53:27 AM PST · by TheEaglehasLanded · 36 replies · 1,148+ views ^ | February 15, 2006 | the eagle has landed
    Misleading question because it was released Sunday Morning to Corpus Christi newspaper, about 14 or 15 hours later.

    02/15/2006 5:37:37 AM PST · by shortstop · 116 replies · 2,811+ views ^ | 02/15/06 | Bob Lonsberry
    A question for the White House press corps: Who the hell do you think you are? Seriously. Exactly how egomaniacal are you people? The question is spurred by your conduct the other day over this Dick Cheney matter. The vice president was involved in a hunting accident and all of a sudden it wasn’t about him or what happened, it was how you weren’t notified. Like the world revolves around you. And you started acting like idiots. Juvenile, arrogant, antagonistic idiots. It was a shameful spectacle that further alienated regular Americans and showed, in the view of many, your bias...
  • Callers to DA: Will you prosecute?

    02/15/2006 5:20:52 AM PST · by lqcincinnatus · 17 replies · 914+ views
    Corpus Christi Caller Times ^ | February 15, 2006 | Corpus Chrisit Caller Times
    Should the White House have informed the media about the shooting on Saturday night when they found out?
  • The Shooting Party (Tony Blankley nails elite media snobs!)

    02/15/2006 5:18:34 AM PST · by teddyballgame · 25 replies · 1,567+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 2/15/06 | Tont Blankley
    But the Washington press corp, and particularly the White House press corp, has developed, as an institution, a grossly dilated view of itself. Most of us can tolerate arrogance if it is accompanied by extraordinary capacity and virtuosity. The brilliant scientist, the war-winning general, the great artists are entitled to their pride. But the hallmark of the Washington Press corp these days is mediocrity, groupthink, a lack of curiosity and rampant careerism. These attributes were all on show in the shooting party incident. But this is just a trivial incident -- except for the poor, shot gentleman who suffered a...
  • Cheney Doesn’t Owe the Media an Apology

    02/15/2006 2:42:20 PM PST · by CyberAnt · 63 replies · 1,579+ views
    GOPUSA: The Loft ^ | February 15, 2006 | Bobby Eberle
    Welcome to The Loft The hissy fit thrown by the national media appears to be working. Just like spoiled children, the media’s temper tantrum over the lack of information flowing directly to them regarding Vice President Cheney’s hunting accident has now started to yield results. Democrats, media members, and even some Republicans are beginning to criticize the vice president. Get real! Iran is enriching uranium, and the only concern in Washington appears to be the hurt feelings of left-wing journalists. As is being reported by, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is now “calling on Vice President Dick Cheney...
  • Mark Levin Live Thread - Wed Feb 15, 2006

    02/15/2006 2:52:00 PM PST · by sofaman · 581 replies · 5,974+ views
    Stand by for The Great One!
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 2.15.06

    02/15/2006 3:00:13 PM PST · by GretchenM · 187 replies · 3,224+ views
    Fox News,, WhiteHouse.Gov ^ | Wednesday February 15, 2006 | GretchenM
    The president went to Dublin, Ohio, to attend a meeting on health savings accounts. Al Hubbard, Director of the National Economic Council, answers questions on this topic on "Ask the White House." Brit Hume interviewed the vice president today about the hunting accident; the conversation will be on Special Report, Fox News, at the usual air times tonight. The vice president called the day of the hunting accident "one of the worst days of my life." Harry Whittington is doing "extremely well" a day after he suffered a minor heart attack, doctors said. He is sitting up, eating, and doing...
  • (Drudge) FLASHBACK: Dem Leader Reid Hid Stroke News For 3 days...

    02/15/2006 9:42:29 AM PST · by Diddle E. Squat · 57 replies · 4,295+ views
    AP, via Fox News ^ | 2/15/06, 8/19/05 | Drudge, AP
    Drudge links to a 8/19/05 AP article, via Fox News: WASHINGTON — The Senate Democratic leader, Harry Reid (search) of Nevada, suffered a brief mini-stroke Tuesday, but doctors found no complications and he feels fine, aides said Friday.... Asked why announcement of the event was delayed for three days, Hafen said, "The reason was the tests and the evaluations that they were doing. We wanted to make sure we knew what we were announcing. You need conclusive information."
  • The MSM Campaign Against Cheney

    02/15/2006 8:56:14 AM PST · by frankjr · 82 replies · 1,836+ views
    Hugh Hewitt ^ | 2/15/06 | Hugh Hewitt
    Headlines: Los Angeles Times: Hunter Suffers Setback as Criticism of Cheney Grows The Washington Post: Cheney's Response A Concern In GOP The New York Times: Handling of Mishap Creates Strain in the White House The Boston Globe: Hunter shot by Cheney has a heart attack The Globe's story is particularly breathless, saying the "sudden turn" in Harry Whittington's condition left the White House "stunned" and his "prognosis difficult." Washington Post columnist David Ignatius opines that "arrogance of power is on display with the Bush administration," and astonishingly compares the Veep's hunting accident to Chappaquiddick and Watergate: "Nobody died at Armstrong...
  • VP Cheney in an exclusive interview on Fox tonight at 6:00

    02/15/2006 8:28:09 AM PST · by Peach · 248 replies · 4,737+ views
    Fox News | February 15, 2006 | Fox News
    Vice President Cheney to appear in an exclusive interview on Fox News tonight.
  • No room for a laughingstock ("Dead Veep Walking," compares shooting to Iran Hostage crisis)

    02/15/2006 8:14:37 AM PST · by presidio9 · 51 replies · 1,476+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | February 15, 2006 | Michael Goodwin
    No room for a laughingstock It is humor that often drives the final nail in the political coffin. The images of Gerald Ford falling on his face and hitting spectators with golf balls outlived his presidency. Jimmy Carter endured the Iranian hostage crisis and the misery index, but he had no comeback to the million yuks that followed his battle with an attacking rabbit. All of which is to say that Deadeye Dick Cheney is history. He is the Dead Veep Walking, whether he knows it or not. Ridicule is fatal. It's not just late-night comedians declaring open season on...
  • Top Democrats urge Cheney come forward on shooting

    02/15/2006 8:10:33 AM PST · by johnny7 · 69 replies · 1,503+ views
    Reuters ^ | Feb 15, 2006 | By Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Dick Cheney should publicly explain his shooting of a Texas lawyer in a hunting accident, top congressional Democrats said on Wednesday after a White House meeting that included Cheney. Cheney has been publicly silent since he sprayed Harry Whittington with birdshot during a quail-hunting trip to Texas last Saturday.
  • Blogosphere declares open season on Cheney (Lawrence O'Donnell serious about idea that VP was drunk)

    02/15/2006 7:46:01 AM PST · by presidio9 · 41 replies · 1,571+ views
    CNET ^ | February 14, 2006 | Greg Sandoval
    Comedians and left-leaning political pundits opened fire on Vice President Dick Cheney on Monday, sparking enormous chatter among both Republican and Democratic bloggers. Cheney's accidental shooting of an attorney friend during a quail hunting foray in Texas on Saturday prompted quips from late-night television hosts such as Jon Stewart, David Letterman and Craig Ferguson. The jokes offended or tickled audiences, depending on their political beliefs, and skittered around the Web on Tuesday. Video: Gates' cheap shot at Cheney? During his keynote at the 2006 RSA Conference, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates took a tongue-in-cheek shot at the vice president. "You can...
  • Vice Presidents Share Curious Lineage (Cheney not first VP to shoot someone)

    02/15/2006 9:48:13 AM PST · by Ben Mugged · 17 replies · 929+ views
    AP via Tampa Bay Online ^ | Feb 15 2006 | ERIN McCLAM
    ~Clip~ Think of the most famous duel in American history: The shooting of Alexander Hamilton by a pistol-wielding Aaron Burr, vice president to Thomas Jefferson, on the New Jersey banks of the Hudson River in 1804. Hamilton died the next day. Burr and Hamilton had a long-standing political rivalry, and Hamilton made no secret of his distrust for Burr when Burr, who had narrowly missed beating Jefferson, ran for governor of New York in early 1804. When Burr got wind of a newspaper article that reported Hamilton had a "despicable opinion" of him, he challenged Hamilton to a duel near...
  • He loves the smell of gunpowder

    02/15/2006 9:49:57 AM PST · by Rennes Templar · 11 replies · 837+ views
    LA Times ^ | Feb. 15, 2005 | John Kenney
    VICE PRESIDENT Dick Cheney accidentally shot documentary filmmaker Michael Moore yesterday as Moore was walking out of a Manhattan Denny's. A spokesperson for the vice president said that it was a "complete accident" and that Cheney felt "horrible." The White House released a statement saying that the shooting was "just bad timing. Vice President Cheney, who is well-versed in firearms safety, was merely sitting in a shrub, wearing camouflage, outside of a Denny's frequented by Mr. Moore." -snip- IN ANOTHER BIZARRE accident, Cheney mistakenly shot every Democratic member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. A White House spokesman said that the...
  • RJ Eskow: Cheney's Chappaquiddick II: The Real Story Emerges [Huffington Post garbage]

    02/15/2006 10:16:34 AM PST · by ex-Texan · 163 replies · 3,850+ views
    YahoooNews ^ | 2/15/2004 | RJ Eskow
    The real story is already emerging, if you're willing to do a little digging. Cheney and Whittington went hunting with two women (not their wives), there was some drinking, and Whittington wound up shot. Armstrong didn't see the incident but claimed she had, Cheney refused to be questioned by the Sheriff until the next morning, and a born-again evangelical physician has been downplaying Whittington's injuries since they occurrred. Neither the press nor law enforcement seems inclined to investigate. Before the right-wing commenters howl - there's documentation for all of these statements. Let's take them one by one: In addition to...
  • Original Cheney story reporter -- video interview with Katy Garcia, Corpus Christi Caller-Times

    02/15/2006 10:22:45 AM PST · by doug from upland · 8 replies · 652+ views
    Katy Garcia of the Corpus Christi Caller-Times is the orginal reporter of the Cheney hunting story. You might find this interview with her of some interest. CORPUS CHRISTI CALLER-TIMES WEBSITE THE VIDEO LINK ON THE PAPER'S WEBSITE
  • Cheney to break silence on shooting incident (excerpts at 2pm EST, full interview at 6pm EST)

    02/15/2006 10:24:52 AM PST · by jdm · 25 replies · 1,394+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2-15-06 | Jeff Franks
    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney will break his silence on Wednesday over the shooting of a Texas lawyer in a hunting accident, with a television interview announced by the White House. Doctors kept a close eye on Cheney's victim, who was in stable condition a day after experiencing a minor heart attack caused by the shooting. Cheney sprayed Harry Whittington, 78, with birdshot while hunting quail in Texas on Saturday, but has stayed silent on it except for brief statements from his office. Cheney would appear in an interview with Fox News at 2 p.m....
  • The Vice-President's Plame is Missing: Cheney Shooting No Mistake?

    02/15/2006 10:47:20 AM PST · by Nasty McPhilthy · 19 replies · 1,029+ views
    The Powers That Be/MND ^ | Wednesday, February 15, 2006 | Doug Powers
    "This was no hunting accident!" It was bound to happen. Rumors are circulating among past, present, and future owners of the Brooklyn Bridge that Vice President Cheney's hunting accident was in fact no accident at all. The shooting, as columnist Barry Saunders writes, was intended as a Godfather-style message to Scooter Libby to keep his piehole shut on any possible future testimony that it was Cheney who ordered him to leak information about CIA operative Valerie Plame. If the Cheney shooting was indeed intentional, I'd suggest two things for Scooter: 1) Do not respond to Cheney invitations to go hunting--...
  • AP - Man shot by Cheney in accident still stable

    02/15/2006 10:47:38 AM PST · by iPod Shuffle · 31 replies · 767+ views
    AP ^ | 2/15/06
    Posted on Wed, Feb. 15, 2006 Man shot by Cheney in accident still stable LYNN BREZOSKY Associated Press CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - The 78-year-old lawyer hit by a shotgun blast from Vice President Dick Cheney in a hunting accident remained in stable condition and has a normal heartbeat, a hospital official said Wednesday. Harry Whittington of Austin was listed in stable condition Wednesday, a day after suffering a mild heart attack when a shotgun pellet in his chest traveled to his heart. "He's doing extremely well," said hospital administrator Peter Bank
  • Gunning for Cheney

    02/15/2006 11:05:57 AM PST · by Mogengator · 6 replies · 725+ views
    WaPost ^ | 2/15/06 | Howard Kurtz
    Other than the fact that a sitting vice president hasn't shot anyone since Aaron Burr dispatched Alexander Hamilton, why is Dick Cheney the non-sharpshooter getting so much coverage? Okay, other than the fact that the comics haven't had so much fun since President Bush choked on a pretzel. (Letterman: "We can't get Bin Laden, but we nailed a 78-year-old attorney.")
  • Profile of Harry Whittington, July 2005 (Nice article on shooting victim)

    02/15/2006 12:05:14 PM PST · by pkajj · 3 replies · 449+ views
    Austin American Statesman ^ | July 17, 2005 | Sarah Coppola and Robert Elder
    Stubborn reformer stays in the fights ; Whittington's tussle with city just latest in lifetime of challenges Sarah Coppola and Robert Elder, AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF 17 July 2005 Austin American-Statesman At a 1986 press conference, Republican primary candidate for governor Kent Hance lashed out at the "do-gooders running and ruining" the state's prison system. Unfortunately for Hance, Harry Whittington was in the room. Whittington, a former member of the state prison board, interrupted Hance and blasted him for not knowing the facts about reforms the prison board had put in place. The flustered candidate tried to end his own press event,...
  • Cheney ‘Worried Sick’ Over Public Image Damage

    02/15/2006 2:14:38 PM PST · by NYTexan · 55 replies · 1,822+ views ^ | 2006-02-15 | Scott Ott
    Vice President Dick Cheney has spent four sleepless nights, poring over popularity poll numbers, analyzing focus group data and crafting an emotional speech designed to turn last weekend’s accidental shooting of a hunting buddy from a PR nightmare into “a comeback-kid moment.” “We’ve seen this all before,” said an unnamed former White House official who helped a previous president react to his own public relations challenges. “Right now, Dick Cheney is probably standing in front of his bathroom mirror to practice biting his lip, dropping his chin and making other dramatic facial expressions that simulate genuine remorse.” The vice president’s...
  • In My World: Everyone Loves Cheney (Hilariousm Stuff from IMAO!)

    02/15/2006 11:04:01 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 10 replies · 544+ views
    IMAO ^ | 2/15/06 | Frank J
    In My World: Everyone Loves Cheney Posted by Frank J. at 12:51 PM | TrackBack (0) "Why won't you answer my questions?" David Gregory screeched. "I have answered your questions," White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan grumbled. "No you haven't! I think I know when questions have been answered!" "David, I'm getting tired of your attitude," Scott said. "Could you find some other subject to freak out about? It's not like a hunting accident is a matter of national security." "I'm not freaking out!" Gregory yelled. "And you're fat!" Scott rolled his eyes. "Okay, I'm going to move onto the...
  • Cheney Hunting Accident Timeline

    02/15/2006 12:48:18 PM PST · by DSP in CW · 5 replies · 393+ views
    With all the bs coming out of the media about Vice President Cheney's hunting accident last weekend I wanted to get a better handle on what really happened. I have searched around for a while to find a well-sourced timeline for Cheney's hunting accident and subsequent actions but I haven't been able to produce one. Here is what I have been able to come up with: Approx 5:50 pm on 2/11/06: Cheney accidentally shoots hunting another member of his hunting party. Emergency medical aid is immediately provided and the injured person is transported to the nearest hospital. Local authorities are...
  • Cheney on TV: Takes Blame for Shooting But 'Unapologetic' About Aftermath

    02/15/2006 1:52:05 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 239 replies · 4,520+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | February 15, 2006 | Joe Strupp and Greg Mitchell
    In an exclusive interview with Fox News' Brit Hume this afternoon, Vice President Dick Cheney took full responsibility for shooting his hunting companion, who has until now been pictured as the guilty party. The interview will not air in full until 6 p.m., but according to Hume, in summarizing the contents, the vice president remained "totally unapologetic" about the long lag in reporting the shooting to the public -- and also said that he had consumed one beer at lunch that day. Speaking on camera and disclosing some of the unaired footage, Hume said Cheney was "utterly unapologetic" about the...
  • The media's Cheney hunt

    02/15/2006 6:07:41 AM PST · by LavaDog · 89 replies · 2,139+ views
    Town Hall | Feb 15, 2006 | Brent Bozell
    Once it was clear that the man sprinkled with birdshot would survive, Vice President Cheney's hunting accident was widely expected to become a late-night comedian's bonanza, a frenzy like Wal-Mart shoppers scrambling for $29 DVD players. As "Today" replayed the comedian clips on Tuesday, NBC's Matt Lauer asked, "Had a feeling that was coming, didn't you?" Katie Couric replied: "Well, I mean when you heard the story you just knew they were gonna go crazy with it, so they did." With apologies to the Cheney friend who received the pellet facial, the incident was funny. Now we learn the vice...
  • PETA chief fires off sarcastic letter to VP

    02/15/2006 1:09:42 PM PST · by Thunder90 · 81 replies · 1,120+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 2/15/2006
    In the wake of his hunting accident where he sprayed a companion with birdshot, Vice President Dick Cheney is being urged by an animal-rights activist to abandon hunting and take up a less violent sport. Ingrid Newkirk, president of PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, has written Cheney a sarcastically toned letter to that effect, hoping this "brush with tragedy" will convince him to rethink his recreational activities. "May I recommend that you put down your guns and pick up a tennis racket instead?" writes Newkirk. "The risks to your fellow tennis participants would be minimal – at...

    02/15/2006 1:20:29 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 91 replies · 3,734+ views
    WASHINGTON--Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton and Ted Kennedy publicly mocked Vice President Cheney's hunting accident, the same day that the shooting victim suffered a mild heart attack brought on by the incident.According to New York Newsday: Clinton stopped by the Senate Armed Services Committee listen to ...Kennedy...ask questions about Humvee safety. During the session, both shared a public chuckle at Cheney's expense. When one general used the expression "shooting ourselves in the gut," Kennedy interrupted to say, "I'm not sure that's a good analogy today." Clinton threw back her head and laughed so heartily it echoed through the cavernous committee...
  • LIVE THREAD: Cheney's Interview on FNC (Interview now!)

    02/15/2006 10:49:54 AM PST · by Peach · 818 replies · 28,661+ views
    Fox News Channel | February 15, 2006 | Fox News Channel
    The Vice President has given an exclusive interview to Fox News. The entire interview will be released at 6:00 EST with excerpts coming as soon as 2:00 this afternoon.
  • AP - If lawyer dies, Cheney could face negligent homicide charges

    02/15/2006 1:24:33 PM PST · by iPod Shuffle · 179 replies · 4,972+ views
    AP ^ | 2/15/06
    If lawyer dies, Cheney could face negligent homicide charges 02/15/2006 02:42:17 PM DALLAS (AP) -- If the man wounded by Dick Cheney dies, the vice president could -- in theory at least -- face criminal charges, even though the shooting was an accident. Dallas defense attorney David Finn, who has been a state and a federal prosecutor, said Wednesday that a Texas grand jury could bring a charge of criminally negligent homicide if there is evidence the vice president knew or should have known "there was a substantial or unjustifiable risk that his actions would result in him shooting a...
  • Dick Cheney's Perfect Shot

    02/15/2006 11:12:45 AM PST · by suspects · 14 replies · 1,448+ views
    Charleston City Paper ^ | February 15, 2006 | Michael Graham
    Personally, I blame Bill Clinton Bill Clinton was an incredibly skilled politician. He mastered the five "D"s of political dodgeball (deny, deceive, denounce, distract, and deny) better than any national figure in my lifetime. He redefined what it means to be great at politics. He also convinced an entire American generation of the uselessness of politicians. The one-two punch of the irrelevance of the Clinton presidency, followed so closely by the profound power of 9/11, has created a climate in which being good at politics is a political negative. We don't want Huey Longs or LBJs or even Ronald Reagans....
  • Hunting Invitations?

    02/14/2006 3:46:16 PM PST · by sactodan · 1 replies · 142+ views
    SactoDan Blog ^ | 02/14/06 | SactoDan
    As the left goes nuts over the VP's hunting accident, some satirical invitations are showing up in the blogosphere. Image at the SactoDan BLOG.
  • Clinton decries ‘pattern’ of secrecy (this is rich)

    02/14/2006 8:22:48 PM PST · by Utah Girl · 66 replies · 1,465+ views
    Newsday ^ | Newsday | GLENN THRUSH
    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton thinks White House delays in disclosing Dick Cheney's shotgun mishap are evidence of a vast West Wing conspiracy to stonewall journalists and voters. Clinton told reporters Tuesday that the nearly 24-hour lag proved the White House has a "disturbing" tendency to "withhold information" no matter what the issue. "I don't think that one incident alone tells a story, but put it all together, going back years, there's a pattern and it's a pattern that should be troubling," Clinton said during a Capitol Hill news conference criticizing the administration's handling of Hurricane Katrina. "I don't care if...
  • Cheney's Response A Concern In GOP: Public Statement On Shooting Urged

    02/14/2006 8:22:54 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 47 replies · 971+ views
    WP ^ | Febuary 15 2006 | Jim VandeHei and Peter Baker
    Vice President Cheney's slow and unapologetic public response to the accidental shooting of a 78-year-old Texas lawyer is turning the quail-hunting mishap into a political liability for the Bush administration and is prompting senior White House officials to press Cheney to publicly address the issue as early as today, several prominent Republicans said yesterday. The Republicans said Cheney should have immediately disclosed the shooting Saturday night to avoid even the suggestion of a coverup and should have offered a public apology for his role in accidentally shooting Harry Whittington, a GOP lawyer from Austin. Whittington was hospitalized Saturday night in...
  • Troubling Questions About Cheney's Boss (gag alert)

    02/14/2006 8:19:59 PM PST · by Utah Girl · 15 replies · 377+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | | Greg Mitchell
    Troubling Questions About Cheney's BossWhy is the vice president getting nearly all the blame for keeping his shooting escapade secret last weekend? President Bush either kept it hidden nearly as long--or, just as disturbing, maybe he did not find out about Cheney's role as shooter until much later. While Vice President Cheney continues to catch flak for grossly mishandling the aftermath of the shooting in Texas last Saturday, it is amazing that, relatively speaking, his boss, President Bush, is not drawing just as much blame. True, Cheney deserves extra scrutiny for breaking several cardinal rules of hunting when he plugged...
  • Meet the Press

    02/14/2006 8:05:47 PM PST · by Utah Girl · 33 replies · 802+ views
    Never has an accidental shooting occasioned so much glee. Whatever mistakes Vice President Dick Cheney might have made while hunting on the Armstrong Ranch in Texas this weekend, or in deciding how to make the mishap public, have been eclipsed by the disgusting wallowing in the accident of all his critics and the unsurpassable self-regard of national reporters outraged by a delay of at least 14 hours in getting alerted to the story. They worked themselves into a first-class tizzy at Monday's White House press briefing, proving that no matter what the story is, reporters think it’s all about them....
  • Alice surgeon treated Cheney shooting victim

    02/14/2006 6:26:01 PM PST · by Ellesu · 24 replies · 983+ views ^ | 01/14/06 | Ofelia Garcia Hunter
    Subnani saw Whittington in Kingsville: An Alice surgeon was one of two doctors that first treated Harry Whittington, an avid hunter that was pellet sprayed by Vice-President Dick Cheney Saturday evening while quail hunting at the Armstrong Ranch in Kenedy County. "We usually don't take care of gun shot wounds, but they wanted to come to the Kingsville hospital," said Raj Subnani, a surgeon for CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Alice and CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Kleberg. "We immediately, including all the nursing staff, took care of him (Whittington)." He said that about 15 to 20 Kingsville hospital staff members helped care for...
  • Katharine Armstrong to Caller-Times reporter Jaime Powell: 'I trust you'

    02/14/2006 7:42:27 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 38 replies · 967+ views
    Corpus Christi Caller Times ^ | February 14, 2006 | Libby Averyt
    We got the quail-hunting accident story the way dedicated journalists have tracked down news for years - through strong, consistent old-fashioned reporting. The next time someone argues that newspaper journalists are dinosaurs headed for extinction, I'll remind them of Vice President Dick Cheney's shooting accident on the Armstrong Ranch. Radio stations and cable news channels didn't break that news; neither did local television news stations. You didn't see it first on national news Web sites or blogs or on the Sunday morning political talk shows. Our own Caller-Times reporters were first with the story that Cheney had accidentally shot Austin...
  • Lawrence O'Donnell Suggests That VP Cheney was Drunk

    02/14/2006 7:12:57 PM PST · by outofhere2 · 184 replies · 4,471+ views
    Lawrence at it again.
  • FACT-FREE ZONE -- Desperately Seeking Scandal

    02/14/2006 7:05:55 PM PST · by chuckpez · 3 replies · 317+ views
    The Radio Equalizer- Brian Maloney ^ | February 14th, 2006 | Brian Maloney
    To prove Vice President Dick Cheney's hunting accident is a full-fledged scandal, just how far are desperate liberal media types willing to go? Proving nothing is off the table, Lawrence O'Donnell of MSNBC and McLaughlin Group fame wants the public to believe Cheney had been drinking! Beyond Dr. Pepper, is there an eyewitness report of anything consumed in liquid form? No. Is there any other way to substantiate this allegation? Nope. Evidence, who needs evidence? On the left, it's conspiracy-huntin' season. Without hesitation, one could easily expect the left to go ballistic were conservatives to make similar baseless charges against...
  • MSM wanted white house to leak doctor/patient information (Vanity)

    02/14/2006 6:43:55 PM PST · by johnmecainrino · 12 replies · 500+ views
    Febuary 14, 2006
    The MSM is incompetent. They don't understand privacy laws at all. They wanted Scott to be the first to report the heart attack at the press breifing. They don't understand how a hospital works or privacy laws for a patient. Damn the whitehouse for not highlighting the incompetence over the MSM over this. David Gregory would have blamed the white house for breaking privacy laws if Scott had been the first to release this. But since he didn't release it they are blaming him for this too. Would you like it if a white house press secretary reported someone in...

    02/14/2006 6:45:51 PM PST · by clawrence3 · 477 replies · 16,207+ views
    quoting NYT? ^ | 2/14/06 | Drudge
    NYT: CHENEY FACES GRAND JURY INVESTIGATION IF MAN DIES... In Texas, Carlos Valdez, the district attorney in Kleberg County, said a fatality would immediately spur a new report from the local sheriff and, most likely, a grand jury investigation... MORE...
  • White House Livid About Handling Of Cheney Incident -CBS

    02/14/2006 6:12:17 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 121 replies · 3,135+ views
    NEW YORK -(Dow Jones)- A source described as close to the Bush administration said people inside the White House are "livid" about the way Vice President Dick Cheney's office has handled the hunting accident he was involved in over the weekend, CBS News reported Tuesday. According to CBS News, the source said the issue was no longer Cheney's view of press management but rather about Iraq, Hurricane Katrina and a range of other issues that play into the public's view of the administration's arrogance. CBS News reported that private signals were being sent that the matter has been handled...