More Questions Raised About Delay in Reporting Cheney Misfire
By Greg Mitchell
Published: February 12, 2006 10:20 PM ET
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 woundsgrew 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.
In another bit of intrigue, The New York Times reported late Sunday that Whittington was commissioner of the state's Funeral Service Commission. In 1999, George W. Bush, then governor of Texas, named Whittington to head the Commission, which licenses and regulates funeral directors and embalmers in the state. "When he was named," The Times revealed, "a former executive director of the commission, Eliza May, was suing the state, saying that she had been fired because she investigated a funeral home chain that was owned by a friend of Mr. Bush.
This just gets juicier by the hour. The man was in ICU since the incident. That's not minor. The article appears to make the allegation that Dickster, et al, had no intention of making this story public.
It's very important for the American people to know when a Vice President shoots another person even if it is an apparent accident... but are there really any accidents?
If we had to endure months of blow job investigations, I think we can endure an investigation Cheney's competence in handling a gun and the alleged coverup (because no one is going to give Cheney a BJ). The WH is busy trying to come up with excuses as to why this story was delayed in being reported to the public. Can't wait to hear it.