Skip to comments.Bill Frist's Cheney Defense Leaves Bob Schieffer Fuming
Posted on 02/19/2006 10:53:39 AM PST by wagglebee
Sen. Majority Leader Bill Frist told CBS "Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer on Sunday that Democrats were playing "partisan politics" with Dick Cheney's hunting accident last weekend - a charge that left Mr. Schieffer fuming.
"What America does not want to see is what happened right afterwards, and that is that the Democratic leadership tried to inject partisan politics into what is a very, very tragic accident," First told Schieffer, who bristled at the remarks.
"But Senator," the veteran newsman protested, "ah - I mean - didn't - didn't - shouldn't [the hunting accident] have been made public but for no other reason than the administration and the vice president's own good? I mean, one can understand that he clearly was not thinking straight. Who would, after thinking they'd killed their best friend?"
Schieffer continued to insist that Democrat attacks on Cheney were legitimate, then asked: "Has the vice president become of liability to the White House? Has he become a liability to your party?"
Frist countered: "Absolutely not. Absolutely not. He is a bold leader. He understands and works very closely with the vision of the President of the United States in securing America's future for a safer, stronger country. That means he has to be both a leader as well as a participant and I think he does it very, very well."
Moments later, the Tennessee Republican reiterated: "I don't think it is appropriate to inject partisan politics into this particular incident."
What an absolute fool Schieffer is, Cheney knew Whittington was fine, his medical staff was treating him within seconds. It was an ACCIDENT. Why doesn't Schieffer call Ted Kennedy in an ask him these same questions?
LOL What's surprising about Scheiffer's reaction? Isn't he MSM?
Yes, let's beat the dead horse and try to make him gallop. Giddyap!
This is how Chuck Hagel would speak in the bizzaro world.
I see Schieffer is doing his best to move the story to the next plateau.
And why doesn't he know that Whittington is NOT Cheney's 'best friend?'
Well Bill, it is clear that people like your own raggedy assed self have the monopoly on "not thinking straight."
It's incredible that he said that, just incredible. I said before I thought the dems were imploding, but maybe it's actually the MSM. The democrats really haven't been the ones blowing this out of all proportion.
You hit the nail on the head with Bubba, I have wondered for a long time what really happened at Greg Norman's....anyone a good friend of Greg's? Inquiring minds etc.
Haha! What part of that dog won't hunt does Bob not understand? Just imagine what last Sundays talk shows would have been like if the story got out Saturday night.
I mean, one can understand that he clearly was not thinking straight. Who would, after thinking they'd killed their best friend?"
I see Schieffer is doing his best to move the story to the next plateau.
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Exactly, that's why the press is so indignant, because Cheney timed things right to keep this off the Sunday news last week. There is (almost) no fury like the press scorned.
He is one clever dude, that Dick Cheney.
I just wonder how much longer Schieffer and the rest of those stiffs are going to take before they realize that they've already shot themselves in the foot with this "story" to the point that they've no aiming points left below their own crotch.
Shieffer is now fuming? Add that to steaming and stinking.
... I said before I thought the dems were imploding, but maybe it's actually the MSM. The democrats really haven't been the ones blowing this out of all proportion.
The MSM is the Ministry of Information for the Democratic Party, so your separation is not logical.
But, but, Bob! Shouldn't have Dan Rather admitted that he was a partician hack using a partician hack to try to rob Bush or re-election by using easily verifiable forged documents? I mean when a blogger in pajamas can out investigate 60 Minutes, don't you think theres a news credibility problem?
Despite their continued whining; the MSM is not one of the branches of government. The only reason to cooperate with the press to insure balanced coverage of events. Since the current press is a partisan mouth piece for the opposition, there is no up side to cooperating with them. This could become an object lesson for the MSM if they could only grasp the concept of reporting about the news.
Dan Ratherbiased is probably holed-up in a Kinko's somewhere working on a letter where Cheney said he was going to shoot Whittington someday.
But wait. All of this silly, silly, coverage is backfiring. The MSM is continuing to commit suicide. They apparently have no idea how bad they look.
While this is not a scientific survey I'm running into lots of people, not all of whom are Republicans, who thing the MSM has come unglued.
What's beginning to be clear to even casual followers of politics is that the MSM are trying to do the Democrats work for them BECASUE THEY ARE DEMOCRATS too.
How was the shooting not made public, Bobette - you sniveling, self-righteous prick? Were the appropriate local law enforcement officials not notified?
Beyond that, what requirement of public notification is there in this circumstance?
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