Sunday, February 12, 2006

The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight

Or recognize a bright orange vest.
Missed Him By That Much, Chief : White House officials did not release details of the accident. But Katharine Armstrong, who was with the hunting party at the time of the shooting, said that Mr. Cheney, 65, fired his shotgun without realizing that Mr. Whittington had approached the group, hitting him on his right side, on his cheek, neck and chest. The incident, which occurred at about 5:30 p.m., was first reported on the Web site of The Corpus Christi Caller-Times on Sunday.
As in yesterday, 24 hours previously. Considering that the guys in this administration seem to think they can spy on ordinary Americans for no reason, that there is a history of meetings where the press are forced to watch from behind the glass and that the press are able to get intimate photos of celebrities in compromising positions, how in the heck did this stay quiet?
White House officials, who did not make public the shooting incident for 24 hours, did not say how Mr. Whittington and Mr. Cheney were acquainted, although both have longstanding ties to the Armstrong family.

Mr. Cheney often goes hunting with other political figures. Two years ago he went duck hunting with Justice Antonin Scalia in Louisiana, a trip that drew criticism because the Supreme Court had just agreed to hear a case involving Mr. Cheney's energy task force.
Doesn't the mob conduct business like this? Never in the official office because they might be bugged by the Feds, so they meet on golf courses and private retreats, not that I watch the Sopranos. Our nation gets the Simpranos instead.

If Cheney had actually served in the military he might have a better idea of range safety. Rifles can be dangerous in the hands of the arrogant. Wannabees, sheesh!

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