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  • Cheney to be charged in shooting?

    02/13/2006 7:04:00 PM PST · by Yanni.Znaio · 19 replies · 391+ views
    HotelSierra ^ | 14-FEB-2006 (GMT, y'all!) | Yanni Znaio
    While no charges will be filed by the Kenedy County Sheriff's Department against Cheney for assault, the possibility exists that the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department may cite him for hunting lawyers without the mandatory Texas Non-Resident Special 5-Day Lawyer Stamp Endorsement affixed to his temporary hunting license. Cheney will not be charged with hunting lawyers out of season, as the lawyer season is year-round, especially in Texas.
  • TV comedians target Cheney hunting accident

    02/13/2006 6:55:02 PM PST · by Serious Capitalist · 79 replies · 2,606+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 2-13-06 | AP
    LOS ANGELES - Television talk shows took aim Monday at Vice President Dick Cheney's accidental weekend shooting in Texas of a hunting companion. Here's a few of the jokes. --- "Late Show with David Letterman," CBS: _ "Good news, ladies and gentlemen, we have finally located weapons of mass destruction: It's Dick Cheney." _ "But here is the sad part - before the trip Donald Rumsfeld had denied the guy's request for body armor." _ "We can't get Bin Laden, but we nailed a 78-year-old attorney." _ "The guy who got gunned down, he is a Republican lawyer and a...
  • Cheney Apparently Breaks Key Hunting Rule (media BS alert)

    02/13/2006 5:26:21 PM PST · by Perdogg · 76 replies · 1,333+ views
    yahoo ^ | 02/13/05 | NEDRA PRICKLER
    By , Associated Press Writer 11 minutes ago WASHINGTON - Vice President Dick Cheney apparently broke the No. 1 rule of hunting: Be sure of what you're shooting at. He also violated Texas game law by failing to buy a required hunting stamp. ADVERTISEMENT Cheney wounded fellow hunter Harry Whittington in the face, neck and chest Saturday, apparently because he didn't see Whittington approaching as he fired on a covey of quail in Texas. Hunting safety experts interviewed Monday agreed it would have been a good idea for Whittington to announce himself — something he apparently didn't do, according to...
  • Ron Reagan: Did Cheney "Have Anything Against" Whittington?

    02/13/2006 5:23:57 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 120 replies · 2,629+ views
    Hardball/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    <p>Let the record show that it took the MSM less than a day to float the possibility that Dick Cheney intentionally shot Harry Whittington.</p> <p>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"?</p>
  • Rush Limbaugh: Media Makes Scandal of Cheney "Shooting"

    02/13/2006 4:58:52 PM PST · by wagglebee · 58 replies · 2,565+ views
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 2/13/06 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So let me ask you a question, folks: What would you rather do? "Would you rather go hunting with Dick Cheney or riding in a car over a bridge with Ted Kennedy?" You go riding in a car over a bridge with Ted Kennedy, he's going to run off if an accident happens and you won't see him again, and it's too late. You go hunting with Dick Cheney and an accident happens and he'll take you to the hospital. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: We have some audio from Good Morning America today on the Cheney situation....
  • Okay, FReepers, intellectual honesty forces me to say it -- DICK CHENEY SHOULD RESIGN!

    02/13/2006 8:26:25 PM PST · by doug from upland · 132 replies · 3,647+ views
    DFU commentary | 2-13-06 | Doug from Upland
    As many of you know, I have been a big supporter of this president. As commander in chief and one who has a clear and resolute vision of the war we are fighting, I love the guy. (Yes, we should have an emergency closing of the borders until we get them under control.) It is unimaginable to think that the current group of traitorous Democrats would be in charge. We might already be using prayer rugs several times a day. I also love Dick Cheney. He is a steadying force and invaluable asset to the administration. Well, as much respect...
  • Slow Leak: How Cheney Stalled News Reports of Hunting Accident

    02/13/2006 10:24:29 PM PST · by quantim · 85 replies · 2,324+ views
    TIME.com ^ | Feb. 13, 2006 | MIKE ALLEN
    Word of the mishap took 20 hours to get out as the Vice President insisted on telling a local newspaper before everyone else, sources say.The Vice President was the press strategist, and Karl Rove was the investigative reporter. Vice President Cheney overruled the advice of several members of the White House staff and insisted on sticking to a plan for releasing information about his hunting accident that resulted in a 20-hour, overnight delay in public confirmation of the startling incident, according to several Republican sources. "This is either a cover-up story or an incompetence story," said a top Republican who...
  • No End to Questions in Cheney Hunting Accident

    02/14/2006 3:25:39 AM PST · by advance_copy · 108 replies · 2,293+ views
    New York Times ^ | 2/14/06 | Anne Kornblut and Ralph Blumenthal
    The White House sought with little success on Monday to quell an uproar over why it took the better part of a day to disclose that Vice President Dick Cheney had accidentally wounded a fellow hunter in Texas on Saturday and why even President Bush initially got an incomplete report on the shooting. The victim, Harry Whittington, a 78-year-old lawyer, was transferred from the intensive care unit to a private room in a Corpus Christi hospital on Monday. He was listed as stable, with wounds to his face, neck, chest and rib cage from the pellets sprayed at him from...
  • Lawrence O'Donnell Suggests That VP Cheney was Drunk

    02/14/2006 7:12:57 PM PST · by outofhere2 · 184 replies · 4,471+ views
    Scarborough
    Lawrence at it again.
  • Freep this liberal hack "Grassy Knoll and Dick Cheney"

    02/14/2006 8:47:21 PM PST · by bullypulpit · 5 replies · 407+ views
    The Del Rio Soapbox ^ | 2/14/2006 | Aunt Bea
    I'm not much of a conspiracy theorist, but I do realize that people like Cheney and Bush and their cohorts get special treatment when they break the laws. And their friends and relatives lie and cover up for them. Here's something interesting about Cheney shooting that guy...
  • Dick Cheney and the culture of entertainment

    02/14/2006 9:40:35 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 7 replies · 457+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 15 February 2006 | Bill Murchison
    Quick! Send the children out of the room! It seems … are you ready? It seems the vice president of the United States wounded a fellow bird hunter. And that -- I scarce can write for averting my eyes -- the White House didn't announce this bloody crime, this outrage, which reached the waiting world through a Texas newspaper, which was alerted by the vice president's host. On the day before St. Valentine's, the blogs and the tabloids were squeezing the Dick Cheney story for every drop of juice: public embarrassment for one of the country's most serious public figures,...
  • Vanity:Teddy Kennedy Vs Dick Cheney

    02/14/2006 9:57:31 PM PST · by llevrok · 4 replies · 241+ views
    2/15/2006 | me
    Q. How long did it take Uncle Teddy to notify any body after he drove off the Chappaquidick Bridge?A: Over 12 hours - his lawyer and not the cops, Mary Jo's parents nor NBC News.And the problem is?????
  • Pellets likely to stay in man Cheney shot

    02/15/2006 1:17:57 AM PST · by neverdem · 29 replies · 834+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | February 14, 2006 | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID
    AP SCIENCE WRITER WASHINGTON -- Despite the heart problem of the man wounded by Vice President Dick Cheney, doctors say removing the shotgun pellet from his chest probably won't be necessary - and digging it out could do more harm than good. It's not unusual to live with shrapnel or other foreign objects in the body, even the heart, and specialists said it's likely the pellet will scar over rapidly without causing further problems for Texas lawyer Harry Whittington. Hospital officials in Corpus Christi announced Tuesday that Whittington had suffered a "minor heart attack" and was returned to the intensive...
  • 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
    WTAX.com ^ | 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.
  • 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...
  • Dick Cheney/Chuck Norris Facts

    02/15/2006 6:16:45 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 44 replies · 7,319+ views
    Chuck Norris Facts ^ | 2/15/06 | Reganesque
    • Dick Cheney once roundhouse kicked someone so hard that his foot broke the speed of light, went back in time, and killed Amelia Earhart while she was flying over the Pacific Ocean. • Crop circles are Dick Cheney’s way of telling the world that sometimes corn needs to lie down. • Dick Cheney is ten feet tall, weighs two-tons, breathes fire, and could eat a hammer and take a shotgun blast standing. • The Great Wall of China was originally created to keep Dick Cheney out. It failed miserably. • Contrary to popular belief, Dick Cheney, not the box...
  • 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...
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Lloyd Grove: Cheney Needs a "Barbara Walters' Moment"

    02/15/2006 9:24:08 AM PST · by Mike Bates · 5 replies · 234+ views
    NewBusters.org ^ | 2/15/2006 | NewsBusters
    It may not be much, but the mainstream media appear dedicated to beating the Cheney hunting accident story into the ground. On CNN's American Morning today, anchor Miles O'Brien interviewed New York Daily News gossip columnist Lloyd Grove about it. O'Brien wanted to make sure viewers realized the delayed reporting on the misfortune is all part of a much bigger scheme: "And setting this all in the context of the issues that the Bush administration has been dealing with, the wiretapping issues, the CIA leak case, all of this I think raises some serious credibility issues among people." Naturally, Grove...
  • HUNTER SHOT BY CHENEY IS CONSTIPATED

    02/15/2006 9:47:23 AM PST · by Keli Kilohana · 14 replies · 476+ views
    Zarr Chasm Chronical [sic] | 2/15/06 | Keli Kilohana
    If this constipation causes a blocked bowel and if laxatives and enemas don't work and if his bowel becomes gangrenous and if the man dies, then it might be argued by some that Cheney could be indicted and impeached for 2nd Degree Involuntary Bowel Obstruction.
  • 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...
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fitzwater, Former WH Press Secretary, Blasts Handling of Cheney Shooting.

    02/14/2006 4:58:09 PM PST · by zzen01 · 23 replies · 672+ views
    Editor and Publisher ^ | February 14, 2006 | By Joe Strupp
    NEW YORK Former White House Press Secretary Marlin Fitzwater criticized Vice President Dick Cheney Tuesday for delaying the release of information about his hunting accident on Saturday, saying Cheney "ignored his responsibility to the American people." He told E&P he was "appalled by the whole handling of this."
  • White House under fire over Cheney shooting (A Citizen informs the Press, how dare they!!!)

    02/13/2006 1:27:27 PM PST · by teddyballgame · 176 replies · 3,391+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 2/13/06 | MSNBC Staff
    WASHINGTON - President Bush knew Saturday evening that Vice President Dick Cheney had accidentally shot a hunting companion, but the information wasn’t made public until the next day by a private citizen, the White House acknowledged Monday. In a contentious media briefing, White House spokesman Scott McClellan said Cheney’s staff was focused on making sure that the shooting victim, Texas attorney Harry Whittington, was receiving adequate medical care after the shooting on the private Armstrong Ranch in south Texas. Whittington and Cheney were hunting quail together.