Tuesday, February 14, 2006

What Is And What Will Never Be

The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
Shooter Slips on a Silencer - New York Times: "Instead, the usual sliming has begun, with the Cheney camp trying to protect the vice president by casting a veteran hunter as Elmer Dud.

Scott McClellan told the White House press corps that Katharine Armstrong, a lobbyist with government ties who owns the Texas ranch (and whose mother, Anne, was on the Halliburton board that hired Mr. Cheney as C.E.O.), 'pointed out that the protocol was not followed by Mr. Whittington when it came to notifying the others that he was there.'

As the story of the weekend's bizarre hunting accident is wrenched out of the White House, the picture isn't pretty: With American soldiers dying in Iraq, Five-Deferment Dick 'I Had Other Priorities in the 60's Than Military Service' Cheney gets his macho kicks gunning down little birds and the occasional old man while W. rides his bike, blissfully oblivious to any collateral damage. Shouldn't these guys work on weekends until we figure out how to fix Iraq, New Orleans, Medicare and gas prices?"
Work? Work? Work is hard. We heard that straight from the horse's orifice (use appropriate opening per political party) before the election.
Despite efforts by Mr. McClellan to joke and urge reporters to get back to "the pressing priorities of the American people," the hunting debacle once more showed Mr. Cheney running the imperial show.

He didn't talk to the sheriff for 14 hours, or even call the president to notify him after the 5:50 p.m. accident. Vice left that to Andy Card, who called Mr. Bush at 7:30 p.m. to say there had been a hunting accident, without mentioning that Vice was the gunman. Soon after that, Karl Rove called Mr. Bush back with that little detail.
Details, schmetails. This administration doesn't bother with details, laws, public opinion, human rights, privacy, non-donors, hurricanes, freedom of speech or the press, the Fourth Amendment, global warming, the list goes on.

Heaven forbid you are considered to be little people. Which is what Whittington is now considered.

No comments:

Post a Comment