Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Cheney's Moment in Time

Finally, on Wednesday, a public admission from Vice President Cheney that contrary to earlier statements from his female hunting companions, he was at fault for the shooting after all. Not the hapless funeral magnate and Republican lawyer Harry Whittington who had the nerve to go retrieve his bird on that Saturday hunt.

Hunting companion and U. S. Ambassador to Switzerland Pamela Willeford said in an interview for Tuesday's Dallas Morning News that "she and Cheney didn't realize that Whittington had picked up a bird and caught up with them." Guess hunting with Cheney is kind of like musical chairs, if you leave the line don't expect to just take your place again without a fight.

What Cheney actually said during his apology won't believe was "one of the worst days in my life AT THAT MOMENT." Now I don't know what you think the length of time a moment is, but to me a moment is kind of like a split second. So for all of a split second he had a bad time, but after that it was just an ooops.

After Whittington went to the hospital what was left of the hunting party sat down for a nice dinner according to Katharine Armstrong, owner of the 50,000-acre ranch where they were hunting, and an eye witness to the event. No sense letting the shooting of your friend and all that blood spoil your appetite.

The apology four days after the fact was taped by FOX News. Just to make sure it was fair and balanced of course. No live press conference with those nasty unscripted questions. Managed and controlled. Just business as usual for Cheney.

Funny, Cheney's wife, Lynne, didn't rush to his side. Especially considering how they all felt so bad....for a moment.

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