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  • Cheney Victim: 'It Was an Accident'

    02/17/2006 9:29:12 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 21 replies · 1,059+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 18 February 2006 | Carl Limbacher
    The hunter shot by Vice President Dick Cheney said it "was just an accident" and reassured investigators alcohol was not involved, according a county sheriff's report. In Texas, Harry Whittington "explained foremost there was no alcohol during the hunt and everyone was wearing the proper hunting attire of blaze orange," reported Kenedy County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Gilberto San Miguel Jr. The county sheriff's office closed its investigation without filing any charges. The department's report supported Cheney's account of the accident that injured the 78-year-old lawyer during a quail hunting trip on a private ranch in Texas. Cheney told an...
  • Leftwing moonbats: Cheney shot lawyer on purpose?

    02/17/2006 1:57:07 PM PST · by DallasMike · 11 replies · 478+ views
    Stingray: a blog for salty Christians ^ | February 17, 2006 | Michael McCullough
    Some of wackiest of the wacko left are now saying that the accidental shooting of Harry Whittington by Dick Cheney last weekend wasn't an accident after all, but rather a warning to "Scooter" Libby not to testify against Cheney in the upcoming "Plamegate" trial. Barry Saunders at writes: Accident my eye. Or rather, Harry Whittington's eye. If you believe it was just an accident that Vice President Dick Cheney shot his hunting companion last weekend, you obviously have never seen "The Godfather" movies. Just as surely as a fish wrapped in a bulletproof vest means "Luca Brasi sleeps with...
  • Harry Whittington to make statement at 1:00 PM EST (Live Thread)

    02/17/2006 8:36:52 AM PST · by Raebie · 793 replies · 35,174+ views
    Breaking on Fox.
  • Humor Break: Song Parody "I am the Sheriff" (Tune: I shot the Sheriff)

    02/17/2006 5:15:10 AM PST · by MaggieCarta · 11 replies · 452+ views
    vanity | 2/17/06 | MaggieCarta
    I am the sheriff, and I say this investigation’s closed. I am the sheriff, and I say this investigation’s closed. All around Washington town They’re attacking Cheney now The media’s branded him guilty, For shooting with no subtlety. Shooting with no subtlety. But I say: I am the sheriff, and this investigation’s closed. I am the sheriff, and this investigation’s closed. This administration always hated media For what, I don’t know This item has become an encyclopedia This story just goes and goes. This story just goes and goes. I say: I am the sheriff, and this investigation’s closed. I...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Is Harry Whittington Already Dead?

    02/16/2006 5:27:52 PM PST · by wagglebee · 40 replies · 4,288+ views ^ | 2/16/06 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Brian in Wilmington, North Carolina, I know you're still out there, because I know you're here every day, Brian, and I know a lot of you libs are out there. Let me tell you: I think this is probably everything that you're looking for. The reason that it took so long to release details of the hunting accident -- Dick Cheney and Harry Whittington -- is that Whittington is actually dead, and it took them about eight hours to go find a double for Mr. Whittington, because he's actually brain dead. He's so injured that he's being held...
  • Softball interview reveals little but disdain (LIBERAL PANTIES IN A WAD ABOUT HUME & CHENEY)

    02/16/2006 3:29:24 PM PST · by Chi-townChief · 56 replies · 2,285+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 16, 2006 | DOUG ELFMAN TELEVISION CRITIC
    Dick Cheney has been compared to Aaron Burr, the other vice president who shot a guy. But during his interview with Brit Hume, Cheney seemed like an officer in King Louis XVI's court -- proud of a blase disdain for the people he serves. His demeanor was of a disrespectful elitist who doesn't regret concealing the shooting of a friend. He looked non-contrite. The sneer. The chill. The Cheney-Hume volley was soft and sympathetic, like a defense attorney asking a client about basic details. Hume asked few follow-ups. He posed a good-old-boy question, "I take it you missed the bird?"...
  • Fox News wins battle for Cheney interview

    02/16/2006 5:00:39 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 75 replies · 2,001+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Paul J. Gough
    NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Vice President Dick Cheney told Fox News Channel in an exclusive interview Wednesday afternoon that he believed he properly handled the disclosure of his involvement in a hunting accident in Texas last week. Cheney accidentally shot a fellow hunter at a Texas ranch on Saturday while hunting quail. Harry Whittington, a 78-year-old lawyer, has been hospitalized in Corpus Christi ever since and suffered a mild heart attack Tuesday.
  • U.N. Tables Iran Nukes, Debates Cheney Threat

    02/16/2006 8:30:39 AM PST · by Tarkin · 6 replies · 660+ views
    Scrappleface ^ | 2006-02-16 | Scott Ott
    (2006-02-16) — The United Nations Security Council today tabled discussion about how to react to Iran’s ongoing nuclear weapons development in order to take up debate on what to do about U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney’s recently disclosed weapons capabilities. “We don’t really know whether Iran is making a bomb, or just making cheap abundant electricity,” said an unnamed Security Council spokesman. “But we have hard evidence that Dick Cheney is armed and dangerous.” The council will consider a variety of responses, from economic sanctions against Mr. Cheney, to a stringent inspection protocol with all weapons placed under U.N. seal,...
  • A tail of two Accidents- Cheney vs.Kennedy

    02/16/2006 6:51:42 AM PST · by 11th Commandment · 6 replies · 325+ views
    Self | February 16, 2006 | 11th Commandment
    Let’s compare what we know about Dick Cheney’s Hunting accident to Ted Kennedy’s accident at Chappaquiddick.      Cheney Kennedy Alcohol one beer Witnesses account of a wild party Weapon Shot Gun Drunk Driver, driving into a pond Response Immediate Medical Attention Emergency Services never called to the scene Police Notification  Within the hour Police alerted the next morning when the car is discovered in the pond Press Notification 15 – 18 hours Never formally reported Press Response Media Frenzy- calling the White House Press Secretary a Jerk Sympatric response, spun as another Kennedy tragedy Democratic Response Accusations of a...
  • From Arrival to Errant Shot, a Timeline of Cheney's Hunting Accident

    02/16/2006 7:21:28 AM PST · by frankjr · 23 replies · 1,060+ views
    New York Times ^ | 2/16/06 | RALPH BLUMENTHAL
    The Secret Service, which put the time of the shooting at 5:50 p.m., said it had notified Sheriff Ramon Salinas III of Kenedy County by 7 p.m. Sheriff Salinas said he had dispatched a deputy, and he later issued a news release suggesting that the officer had been turned away at the ranch... Sheriff Salinas did not return repeated calls, and a reporter seeking to resolve the discrepancies was turned away Wednesday by the sheriff's office in Sarita, which said he was "unavailable." Ms. Armstrong said she knew nothing of any attempted visit by a deputy on Saturday night. Between...
  • Thoughts on Quail Hunting and Abortion

    02/16/2006 6:50:27 AM PST · by dson7_ck1249 · 50 replies · 1,327+ views ^ | 2/16/2006 | Mike Adams
    In my thirteen years as a college professor, I’ve never seen joy and celebration that rivals the response to Dick Cheney’s hunting accident. Of course, that’s really saying something. Bringing American professors to laughter is nearly as tough as bringing American feminists to orgasm. It’s a theoretical possibility that is seldom achieved without a workshop. The liberal reaction to Cheney’s accident may vary slightly from liberal to liberal but there is one common characteristic; namely, these liberals feel morally superior because they’ve never shot someone on a hunting trip.... Of course, the fact that.....
  • Hit Refresh

    02/16/2006 5:55:44 AM PST · by jackv · 34 replies · 1,121+ views
    WSJ Opinion Journal ^ | 2-16-06 | Peggy Noonan
    The Dick Cheney shooting incident will, in a way, go away. And, in a way, not--ever. Some things stick. Gerry Ford had physically stumbled only once or twice in public when he became, officially, The Stumbler. Mr. Ford's stumbles seemed to underscore a certain lack of sure-footedness in his early policies and other decisions. The same with Jimmy Carter and the Killer Rabbit. At the time Mr. Carter told the story of a wild rabbit attacking his boat he had already come to be seen by half the country as weak and unlucky. Even bunnies took him on. Same with...
  • Whittington working from his hospital room

    02/16/2006 8:43:45 AM PST · by jhouston · 14 replies · 773+ views
    Corpus Christi Caller Times ^ | 02/16/2006 | Kathryn Garcia
    The man shot by Vice President Dick Cheney was working from his hospital room Wednesday, a day after suffering a minor heart attack, hospital officials said. Harry Whittington, 78, is in a private room in the intensive care unit at Christus Spohn Hospital Memorial, where he will remain for another six days, hospital administrator Peter Banko said during a news conference Wednesday. Whittington is in ICU at his request for privacy, rather than for medical reasons, Banko said. "He's sitting up in a chair, he's eating regular food," Banko said. By Wednesday evening, Banko said Whittington was resting comfortably. The...
  • Decisions on inquiry are his own, official says (Cheney accident)

    02/16/2006 8:39:46 AM PST · by jhouston · 23 replies · 804+ views
    Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | 02/16/2006 | NANCY MARTINEZ
    Requires registration 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....
  • What if Cheney had been a Democrat?

    02/16/2006 9:29:08 AM PST · by rockbobster · 17 replies · 481+ views ^ | 02/16/2006 | StaggerOn
    It was unfortunate that Dick Cheney had to go and shoot a lawyer. Really. He gets a lot of criticism for waiting several hours to tell the public about it. I wonder how it would be if he were a Democrat, would he have spoken up any quicker? This items looks at that possibility.
  • Anatomy of medical response to shooting (Whittington)

    02/16/2006 8:47:51 AM PST · by jhouston · 19 replies · 982+ views
    Corpus Christi Caller Times ^ | 02/16/2006 | Jaime Powell
    In the minutes following Vice President Dick Cheney's accidental shooting of Austin lawyer Harry Whittington, Cheney's medical crew scrambled to treat the injured man while the Secret Service called for medical backup. Whittington, 78, was struck on the face, neck and chest between 5:30 and 5:50 p.m. Saturday while quail hunting at the 50,000-acre Armstrong Ranch in Kenedy County. "That's approximate from the information we have got," Secret Service spokesman Eric Zahren said of the accident's time. "That's coming from our people that were down there and the local agents from McAllen." Whittington had stepped away from Cheney and fellow...
  • Media Safe-Havens and the Clinton News Network.

    02/16/2006 10:31:23 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 136+ views
    Vanity ^ | 16 Feb 2006 | .cnI redruM
    That Dastardly Dick Cheney has done it again! Not only does he have powerful friends at the Evil Empire of Shadow known as Haliburton. Not only did he shoot a family friend, while relaxing on a bird hunt. He had the utter audacity to give an exclusive interview to Fox News instead of the paragons of virtue at CNN. It didn’t necessarily have to be CNN he went to. The offense wouldn’t rise to the impeachment level if he had gone on “Hardball” with Chris Mathews. But to go on “The F-word Network”, there must be an Intifada! Yeah, if...
  • Sheriff: Dick Cheney Won't Face Charges

    02/16/2006 12:56:09 PM PST · by blogblogginaway · 62 replies · 1,248+ views
    myway ^ | Feb 16, 2006 | myway
    SARITA, Texas (AP) - The sheriff's department closed its investigation Thursday into Dick Cheney's accidental shooting of a hunting partner and said no charges will be filed. The Kenedy County Sheriff's Department issued a report that largely supports the vice president's account of the weekend accident that wounded 78-year-old lawyer Harry Whittington. Whittington, interviewed in the hospital, assured investigators no one was drinking when the accident occurred and everyone was wearing bright orange safety gear, according to the report. Sheriff's dispatcher Diana Mata, speaking for the department, said the case is closed and no charges will be filed. She said...
  • Freep a Wisconsin Newspaper poll.

    02/16/2006 2:43:06 PM PST · by dynachrome · 12 replies · 295+ views
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 2-16-06 | Journal-Sentinal
    Do you think too much is being made of the Dick Cheney hunting accident? Yes No
  • Cheney cleared of charges, calls for resignation

    02/16/2006 2:43:21 PM PST · by DallasMike · 27 replies · 438+ views
    Stingray: a blog for salty Christians ^ | February 16, 2006 | Michael McCullough
    The Washington Post is reporting that the Sarita, Texas sherriff's department has closed its investigation of Vice President Dick Cheney. The sheriff's report supports Cheney's account of what is, according to the wacko left, the biggest story since Watergate. The Post is also reporting that President Bush is "very satisfied" with Cheney's explanation.According to a Rasmussen poll, 57% of Americans believe that the hunting accident was "just one of those very embarrassing things that happens to all of us." I find that interesting because, as any listener to Sean Hannity "man on the street" interviews, at least 20% of the American population...