Monday, February 13, 2006

Things Overheard in Texas ...

... after Cheney shot the lawyer:
  • PULL! Oh, was that the last lawyer? (NRO Online)
  • Let's have no more talk about "independent counsels." ( NRO)
  • Oh crap, not again! (from the Secret Service detail)
  • Letterman & Leno needed some material - now they got some.
  • Damn Harry, you zigged when you should've zagged.
  • Hey, that SCC guys' idea about shooting lawyers was right on - it IS fun.

28 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Being first is not what it's cracked up to be.

Word from Cheney.....ooops!

2/13/2006 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous H. Bone said...

Cheney is my idol!

2/13/2006 01:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cheney be cappin' motha fuckas, an shit!

My Dog ain't playin! Fo real, yo!



Do ya think this was a "message" to Iran?

The comic value in this is almost unlimited...if all the late night shows don't have a field day with this shit, nothing can make them funny!

2/13/2006 01:37:00 AM  
Anonymous c.s.i. crawford, tx said...

Yeah, Johnny Carson would have milked CHENEY'S BLAST for WEEKS...

============

JOHNNY C.- "Y'know- IT WAS SO C-O-L-D yesterday in Texas..."

(Crowd & ED) - "How cold WAS it???"

JOHNNY C.- "A Groundhog came out of his hole to see if he could see his shadow, and Vice-President CHENEY shot him, just to watch him die..."

(ED McMAHON) - "WHY'D he do THAT???"

JOHNNY C. - "He's just a MEAN SONOFABITCH!!!" He has a tatto on his chest that reads "You'll Pry My Gun Out Of My Cold Dead Hands- After You Tear My Cold Dead Heart From My Cold Dead Chest..."

(Crowd & ED) ...(silence...)

JOHNNY C. - "He's the UN-DEAD... (with a LONNNG Tattoo.... mmmmnnnneeeooowwwww!!! That was a long way to go for no laugh... Man it was HOT in HOLLYWOOD yesterday..."

(Crowd & ED) - "How HOT WAS it???" (happy again!)

;-)

2/13/2006 02:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cheney shot someone and the American taxpayers did not know about until 18 hours later.

It truely is the administration that does not shoot straight.

Here is a summary of a very bad weeekend for the administration:

Cheney shot a hunting companion

"Scooter" Libby testified that his boss - Cheney - suggested that Libby release classified information to the press.

Republicans and Democrats alike state that Cheney should be investigated to see if the assertion is accurate.

The numbers don't look good for public support of warrantless wiretaps. This from a GOP sponsered pole.

Everybody involved in the Katrina organizational mess are now pointing fingers at evrybody else.
Brown: "I didn't talk to DHS secratary because I didn't think it would be productive."

This is the administration that insists the GOP is the only organization that will keep us safe.

Let Rove move forward and make National Security a political issue. The administration is not in a position to proclaim victory or even "Mission Accomplished" just yet.

2/13/2006 09:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From Editor & Publisher:


The more than 18-hour delay in news emerging that the Vice President of the United States had shot a man, sending him to an intensive care unit with his wounds, grew even more curious late Sunday. E&P has learned that the official confirmation of the shooting came about only after a local reporter in Corpus Christi, Texas, received a tip from the owner of the property where the shooting occured and called Vice President Cheney's office for confirmation.

The confirmation was made but there was no indication whether the Vice President's office, the White House, or anyone else intended to announce the shooting if the reporter, Jaime Powell of the Corpus Christ Caller-Times, had not received word from the ranch owner.

2/13/2006 10:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to 09:36:53:am
It was a f*&^%$G accident you moron. Try for one second to look past your petty partisan politics. The Clintons are guilty of far worse.

2/13/2006 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

on purpose i might add

2/13/2006 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vince Foster???

2/13/2006 12:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vince Foster was killed in a hunting accident???

2/13/2006 12:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI

It's not the first time this administration has had a staged hunting trip that ended badly: Back in in the early 90s, Bush was fined for killing a protected bird during a staged dove hunt/photo op:

The Bush/killdeer incident was when he was running against Ann Richards for governor of Texas. Richards is a lifetime hunter, and it was beginning to look in the papers as though she was more "macho" than George. So Rove set up a dove hunting trip for Bush. Bush promptly mistook a killdeer for a dove and killed it.
I guess we can put Bush the Hunter and Cheney the Hunter on the strike-a-pose wall next to Bush the Rancher (I love it when they show the President out "clearing brush" after his aides bring in some brush for him to clear).

2/13/2006 01:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The fact this was not real hunting but a "canned hunt", where farm-raised game are released as little more than targets for lazy "sportsmen" to kill. These farm-raised animals aren't even afraid of humans, having been raised by them, so they just sit there while you kill them.

500 pheasants were released on this ranch in Texas for Cheney's 10-person hunting group to kill and they killed 417 of them. That alone tells you this isn't sound sport, it's just a slaughter, a place for rich faux-hunters to get off while killing things. That's just pathetic.

2/13/2006 01:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a Republican. I have never voted for a Democrat in a national election in my life. I vote every election. However, I am disappointed in the Vice President. Yes, I know that it was an accident. Anyone that knows firearms knows you look down the barrel to maintain sight picture through the shot. What exactly did Cheney see at the moment he pulled the trigger? His buddies face?! I don't care what political party that he is from, you are a plain goof to wind up shooting someone. I ask anyone who would defend him; would you allow him in your hunting party? Go to a hunter safety course, Cheney. You make all of us responsible hunters look bad. Having said that, I wouldn't trust a Democrat with my gun rights.

2/13/2006 01:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

The fact this was not real hunting but a "canned hunt", where farm-raised game are released as little more than targets for lazy "sportsmen" to kill. These farm-raised animals aren't even afraid of humans, having been raised by them, so they just sit there while you kill them.

Not true. I've been to hunting areas like you describe and believe me, the birds fly the hell away. If you don't have dogs and aren't quick, you'll be eating KFC instead of wild bird.

And for the record, what the fuck is the differance between eating a wild bird and a bird out of a bucket? NOTHING! Go fuck yourself!

2/13/2006 04:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The accident happened around 5:30 p.m. on a private ranch about 200 miles south of San Antonio, where the vice president has hunted previously. Whittington was treated on the scene by Cheney's traveling medical detail before being taken by helicopter to the hospital.

The accident was not reported publicly by the vice president's office until Sunday afternoon and then only after an account provided by the ranch's owner appeared on the Web site of the Corpus Christi Caller-Times -- the local newspaper.

In a testy exchange with reporters on Monday, White House spokesman Scott McClellan was bombarded with questions about the propriety of a private citizen making public a shooting incident involving the vice president and whether Cheney had followed White House protocol.

McClellan said Bush and senior aides were first told by staff in the Situation Room that there had been an accident in Cheney's hunting party and that the president learned later on Saturday night that the vice president had been the shooter.

2/13/2006 05:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From the NY Times:

In a contentious briefing with the White House press corps earlier about a subject that captivated the capital and news reports today, Scott McClellan, the president's spokesman, said he himself did not learn until about 6 a.m. on Sunday that it was Mr. Cheney who had shot Mr. Whittington, 78, when the two were on a weekend quail hunting trip along with several others at the Armstrong Ranch. Mr. Whittington is still listed in stable condition at the intensive care unit of Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital in nearby Corpus Christi, Tex. Peter Banko, the hospital administrator, told reporters today that Mr. Whittington would be moved out of the intensive care unit later in the day but that no date had yet been set for him to leave the hospital.

The White House has been criticized for not publicly reporting the incident, or details of what happened, even up to today, when Mr. McClellan deflected most questions about the matter to the vice president's office. News of the shooting was first reported on the Web site of The Corpus Christi Caller-Times, after the owner of the ranch, Katherine Armstrong, called reporters there late Sunday morning to tell them of the incident, which had taken place about 18 hours earlier.

Ms. Armstrong, who was with the hunting party at the time of the shooting, told The Caller-Times that Mr. Cheney turned to shoot quail that had just flown into the air, accidentally peppering one side of Mr. Whittington's body. She said Mr. Cheney was unaware Mr. Whittington had approached him from behind, as the Texas lawyer had not followed hunting protocol and announced his presence to the other hunters.

"This is of course not something that you want to happen, but it does happen sometimes," she told the newspaper. "It's a risk when any shooting sport is involved."

Mr. McClellan was questioned intensely by the White House press corps today about why the White House never released the information itself and why it was left to a private citizen to report to the world that the vice president of the United States had been involved in a shooting.

They also seemed frustrated that Mr. McClellan could not tell them at the briefing exactly when Mr. Bush learned that the vice president himself had shot Mr. Whittington.

Later in the afternoon, after the briefing, the White House put out a statement providing details about what the president knew and when.

At the briefing, Mr. McClellan said about the delay in getting the word out: "The very first priority was making sure that Mr. Whittington was getting the medical care he needed," Mr. McClellan said. "Secondary to that is gathering the facts so you can provide that information to the public. Those facts were coming back to us throughout the evening and into the morning."

Mr. McClellan would not answer questions about whether Mr. Cheney had called the president himself to tell him about it.

Mr. McClellan seemed on the defensive several times during the briefing about why the fullest accounts of the incident seemed to come from Ms. Armstrong, who told The Associated Press and CNN on Sunday that it was her idea to go to the press.

"I said, Mr. Vice President, this is going to be public, and I'm comfortable going to the hometown newspaper," she told The A.P. in a telephone interview. "And he said, you go ahead and do whatever you are comfortable doing."

Mr. McClellan said, "The vice president thought that Ms. Armstrong should be the first one to go out there and provide that information to the public, which she did. She reached out early Sunday morning to do so."

He added: "I think you can always look back at these issues and look at how to do a better job."

2/13/2006 05:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More from E&P:

More Questions Raised About Delay in Reporting Cheney Misfire

By Greg Mitchell

Published: February 13, 2006 10:20 PM ET updated Monday

NEW YORK The more than 18-hour delay in news emerging that the vice president of the United States had shot a man, sending him to an intensive care unit with his wounds, grew even more curious Monday with word from the White House that President Bush had been informed of the incident Saturday but not immediately about Dick Cheney's role.

Earlier, E&P had learned that the official confirmation of the shooting came about only after a local reporter in Corpus Christi, Texas, received a tip from the owner of the property where the shooting occurred and called Vice President Cheney's office for confirmation.

The confirmation was made but it is not known for certain that Cheney's office, the White House, or anyone else intended to announce the shooting if the reporter, Jaime Powell of the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, had not received word from the ranch owner.

2/13/2006 05:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so proud to be an American!

2/13/2006 05:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From Time:

Time magazine on its Web site observed that Cheney is scheduled to join President Bush on Monday afternoon when he takes questions from reporters in the Oval Office, following a meeting with United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan. "White House aides can be expected to say that the Vice President did not shoot Whittington, which suggests a bullet, but rather sprayed him with birdshot, a type of ammunition made up of tiny pieces of lead or steel," Time predicted.


WAR=PEACE

1984

2/13/2006 05:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would still rather go hunting with Cheney before I would go for a drive with Ted Kennedy!

2/14/2006 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Serpentine Harry, serpentine!

2/14/2006 01:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do you call it when the Vice President of the Unites States of America shoots a lawyer?

A GOOD START !!!

2/14/2006 01:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to commentator 01:23:25,

Stop whining you gutless little puke. You sound like your are from
from the ladies division of the NRA bake sale. Stick to doing your hunting on video games you whimpering little shit!

2/14/2006 01:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Republicans eat their own.

2/14/2006 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to 01:27:08
There ain't nothing gutless about me.
I've seen people act idiotic in the field and refuse to condone it. In the military they send safety violators to the brig. If you messed up, do you think that any politian (of any party) would have a problem frying your ass? Grow up and don't grow a set of balls when you come home with your beer muscles on, dumbass!

2/14/2006 08:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You left Amerika haters talk about an 18 hour delay in reporting on an accidental shooting by the V.P. but you give a pass to the likes of the Clinton administration and Jamie Gorelick for not allowing our intelligence communities to share information concerning terrorists activities thus resulting in over 3000 DEATHS due to terrorist attacks. The democrats along with their willing accomplices,the media, which is a branch of the democratic party, have the blood of these victims on their hands. Its just amazing to me that anyone votes democratic anymore. They dont have the best interest of the citizens in mind. The silver lining in all of this is that they are showing their true colors, that they are only interested in holding on to power and dont care for the citizens safety, keep it up and they will keep losing elections, except here in Crook err, Cook County.

2/14/2006 06:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the gutless whiner,
What military were you in? The semi-quasi-unarmed unit of the Ladies Home Journal?

Listen fagboy, this was a hunting accident. Can't you lefties get this through you thick skull.

2/15/2006 04:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to the illiterate namecaller:
I was in the Marine Corps as a rifleman.
I am not a leftist in thought or voting.
I KNOW it was an ACCIDENT. If you could read, I am disappointed in the fact that it happened. If I had a family member who ACCIDENTALLY shot someone. I would never go hunting with that person-EVER.
Just because you like someone's politics does not mean that they can never be wrong-or make mistakes. If a politician had a chance to fry your ass and it was politically expedient-he would. Use your head, not your heart.

2/15/2006 10:13:00 AM  

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