Feb 15, 2006

Harry W. - Before And After...


Jon Stewart: "we're going to downgrade the condition of the story from 'Incredibly Hilarious' to 'Still funny, but, mmm, now a little sad.'"
FOX: Does anyone care how Cheney is feeling?
Boys will be boys - Dick Cheney and Sadaam fondling cold hard steel.

41 Comments:

Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Let's just hope Whittington pulls through. Even though it started as a joke for the commedian and others, now, it has turned to possible a tragedy. This is a true lesson for Cheney as he may face charges (according to Texas police) if he friend dies. You know, Cheney's lies, arragance, crudeness, and vicious attacks may cost him his downfall. No one cannot plan what will happen the future. The future is a promissory note. When you do wrong, it comes back in full circle. Unfortunately for Dick, it came to him in full circle from simply a hunting trip with a friend.

11:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Harry seems to be smiling in the X-Ray - I hope that is a good sign.

11:57 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

And this is what Cheney has to possibly face:

The turn for the worse in Mr. Whittington's health changed the White House response to the hunting accident as well as the response of local law officials in Texas. Officials there said that they were monitoring the case and Carlos Valdez, the district attorney in Kleberg County, said a fatality would require a new report from the local sheriff and, most likely, a grand jury investigation.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/14/politics/14cnd-cheney.html?ex=1297573200&en=95c61dca05556e82&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

11:58 AM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

As I was listening to the news this a.m., this thought crossed my mind....

There was a picture of Sadaam Hussein in full regalia with a shotgun in his hand. I was wishing that I was clever enough to transpose Cheney's face onto the picture, because that's what I was reminded of.

12:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SP, maybe Mr. Earle can take on the extra work?

12:03 PM  
Anonymous Concerned Citizen said...

Someone let Harry's doc know that from the X-Ray it looks like he might need a bran muffin or an enema.

12:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SPB:
I don't know, I still wonder if it was more than a hunting trip between friends? Maybe I had the scenerio wrong, maybe Cheney called Attorney Whittington and had some serious questions for him? (Since some Senators want Cheney to be investigated.)

S-Q

12:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out this blogger's post from 2004
http://pekingduck.org/archives/001156.php

- Mike L

12:16 PM  
Anonymous jodi said...

Cheney is going to be interviewed on Faux News at 2 o'clock. Not live of course, expect the typical softball questions.

12:19 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

anon @ 12:16. Thanks! I'm not the only one with that thought.

12:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Cheney hasn't resigned by the end of the week, I'll be shocked.

It's one thing to lie and have east-coast egghead liberals see through it. It's another thing to lie and have your base call you on it.

Cheney's base knows he's lying. No way Whittington was 30 yards away. No way it was Whittington's fault. No way anyone else could have waited 18 hours to talk to the police. No way anyone else wouldn't have had their shotgun confiscated by the police immediately. No way they should have still been shooting at 5:30-6:00 pm.

Party bosses and money men will have a sit down and explain for the good of the country, the good of the presidency, the good of the midterm elections, the good of GOP presidential hopes in 2008, that this is his opportunity to go spend more time with his family.

The fact that Jeb Bush was one of the first to goof on the whole story, says a lot.

The question is, can he still be indicted in the Plame leak?

Saint Brigid

12:21 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Anon,

Now that I can believe. Since his friend is an attorney and Cheney wants to know how to deal with Libby problem, why not? Cheney can get legal advice from his friend while enjoy hunting. I didn't think that the trip just simply hunting. But, we don't know what legal advice his friend told him. Then, we have the third hunter whom we heard little from. So, yes, it could been business and pleasure on Cheney's part. The missing pieces is what was going through Cheney's mind at the time of the shooting and who and what was coverup. You best believe that our mangler-in-chief knows the whole truth!

12:23 PM  
Anonymous 6 Miles and I'm pissed. said...

Where is St Brigid?

I believe you're right -- the shooting was in much closer range than reported.

Quelle suprise.

30 yards --> no way. More like 10 feet; 3 yards.

I thought part of the 'fun' of shooting quail was as it was in flight not at waist height ..

? have I missed something?

Also, Whittington: even a very very healthy person [perhaps he himself] at AGE 78
with shoots to the torso, neck and now I read ?eye surgery? on Raw Story, well,

the man may be permanently maimed which would be the LEAST of it.

Cheney should have the common decency to step down.

But then again, those Arrogant Asses in the White House have no
moral fiber

Perhaps, we should await him to just shoot us down on any interstate and have it termed an
'accident'?

12:24 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Anon at 12:03

Earle is probably too busy handling DeLay case since the case now has ties in California thanks to Duke Cunningham. Now, that Abramoff is now cooperating with the authorities, Earle has a lot to do...

12:29 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

PJF et al: What's this report on rawstory that Gonzales is withholding the subpoened e-mails? Doesn't this
constitute "obstruction"? Yikes! It's like "Days of Lives" with these jokers!

12:40 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

More on the Cheney case. Later that evening of the Cheney's shooting. it was Karl Rove that was told of the shooting incident and then he briefed the President. Also, Whittington's daughter was kept in the dark of the shooting incident. http://www.abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=1616143&page=1

12:41 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

And Cheney's interviewed today will not be live. So, if you are waiting for Cheney to speak live to the public, you will be waiting until the cows come home.

12:45 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Switching gears: On Raw story, there are more photos released from Abu Ghraib. Bush thought this was the past. I don't think so. I have to warn you that the photos are very explicit and most frightening! Very hard for me to look at!

http://rawstory.com/news/2005/Australian_TV_station_releases_new_Abu_0215.html

12:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Fitz, how come you left out the part about boys will be boys?
Funny!

12:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6 miles:
Where is Saint Brigid? Everywhere and anywhere.

St. Brigid (Gaelic spelling) was an Irish holy woman, who lived from 453-523 a.d., and founded a monastery at Kildare. She is buried at Downpatrick with fellow patrons of Ireland Patrick (or Padraic in Gaelic) and Columba (Colmkille).

From what I understand, you're supposed to maintain at least at 45 degree angle from the ground with your shotgun when you're bird hunting. You're supposed to maintain a safe zone when you're swinging around to get a shot. Not only do you not want to shoot a fellow hunter behind you, you don't want to shoot the dogs who are ahead of you. You're supposed to keep the safety on or the action open and your finger off the trigger until you're ready to shoot.

Carelessness. Was it alcohol-induced? Was Cheney walking around with the safety off and he tripped and fell, pulling the trigger? Was he shooting at another animal (birds, cats, rabbits, snakes, armadillos, squirrels, ground hogs) just to kill it?

Still, right now he is a liability. And growing more so with each day. For the presidential race in 2008, it wouldn't hurt the GOP to get a new veep this week--so the party can talk about continuity in a time of war. Plame and Libby and Halliburton would go away (or at least go off the front page) if Cheney's retired in Wyoming.

Just an idea,

Saint Brigid

1:06 PM  
Anonymous Jules said...

Editor and Publisher points out several discrepancies in the emerging stories, and lays much of the blame for the way they were handled on Bush.

E&P

1:10 PM  
Anonymous jules said...

Another tidbit, courtesy of Josh Marshall:

Whittington's doctors said yesterday that they had known there was a pellet lodged near his heart from the beginning. So that seems to complicate the migration theory.

Now the Times has an article quoting Dr. O. Wayne Isom, the chairman of heart and chest surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College, saying that it is much more likely "that the pellet lodged in or touched the heart when Mr. Whittington was shot."


1:21 PM  
Anonymous Brit Hume said...

Fitz, here is a transcript of my upcoming interview with the Vice President:

Brit: Welcome, Sir.
Dick: Thank you.
Brit: How are you doing?
Dick: Fine. Never felt better.
Brit: This hunting accident. Doesn’t it upset you that you’ve gotten all this negative coverage for blasting the crap out of a friend?
Dick: It does. Especially as it was Harry’s fault for getting shot. Remember guns don’t kill people. People who get in the way of guns kill people. Usually themselves.
Brit: Indeed. But nonetheless, in your infinite generosity, you’ve provided Harry with all the medical help he needs.
Dick: Yes. We got him to hospital. I’m sure he’ll be grateful when he regains consciousness. And I am sure he’ll also see the funny side.
Brit: Because the injuries weren’t particularly serious, right?
Dick: No. 200 pellets at point-blank range? Nothing. Down in Gitmo, it’s like a rite of passage for every detainee. Once a month, they get peppered. With an extra shot for anyone looking anemic. And it’s definitely not torture.
Brit: Now back to the coverage you’ve received. Why do you think it’s been so negative?
Dick: Because the media hates me. Fox excepted, they’re always taking shots at me. And their words hurt.
Brit: I understand. Pointed criticism is quite out of line. So to clarify, you are an expert and experienced hunter?
Dick: Yes.
Brit: And you were were operating in full compliance with the law whilst hunting?
Dick: Yes. I always do.
Brit: And what did President Bush have to say?
Dick: Well first, he was angry that we nearly lost a Republican donor. Then he thought it was funny that I thought a guy in an orange jacket looked like a quail. Then he was concerned again that I shot a defense lawyer, because God knows these days we need as many as we can get. Then he was upset he wasn’t invited to the booze up. And then he was relieved that he’s never been hunting with me. So really, went through the normal cycle of irrational observances.
Brit: So basically, the President was happy with how you dealt with it?
Dick: Well yes, Karl thought it was great that we finally had frontpage news that didn’t involve violating the Constitution. Garden-variety criminal negligence? You know what I say - that’s so pre-9/11.
Brit: Of course. And for a final question, when will you next be going hunting?
Dick: Good question Brit, and an important one, but one I would rather not answer. We wouldn’t want to tip off birds in captivity who will be getting it in a fortnight’s time.
Brit: That would be a grave breach of national security.
Dick: It would.
Brit: Mr Vice-President, thank you very much.
Dick: No, thank you, my fellatial friend.

1:28 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

lies, lies, lies and lies to cover up the lies!!!!!!

1:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To whomever published the interview transcipt--Brilliant!

St. Bridie

1:35 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Yes, that was a great article. Also, the doctors are keeping silent to the number of pellets in Whittington's body and whether a alcohol test performed on Whittington:

http://rawstory.com/news/2005/Press_conference_on_condition_of_lawyer_0215.html

1:41 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

Guys, the lede is on truthout not rawstory....and check out firedoglake link to Semper Tyrrannis

1:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good thing Cheney didn't shoot Whittington's mouth full of birdshot...Whittington would never be able to talk or "sing" again!!
But it looks like some of the shot went into Whittington's nose? Could he possibly have gotten some in his mouth, as well? Does anyone know?

S-Q

1:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doctors report Whittington might be able to do some lawyer work later today:

File a lawsuit?
Last will & testament?
Sign some TODs and PODs?
Set up some last minute trusts for the kids?

Please.

Say some prayers,
St. Brigid

1:55 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Grandmanuk:

Thanks for the heads up regarding Gonzales. I just read it on truthout.org. Gonzales now says that he has "executive privilege" to withhold Plame's emails. That word has been twisted so much and used so loosely! Remember: Cheney used that word when he refused to turned over taped conversations between himself and Kenneth Lay and when Condi told the 9/11 commission that she had "executive privileges" and she would be happy to speak the press publicly but the commission in private. There is something in those emails by Ms. Wilson that Gonzales doesn't want us to know.

1:55 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Here is the article about Gonzales.:

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/021506J.shtml

1:57 PM  
Anonymous kel said...

Wait Dick may have a little in him after all have a look? Fitz any more dirt on this??

irius radio's Alex Bennett just broke a rumor that the delay in reporting the news that Cheney shot an old man in the heart was due to an effort to hide or spin Cheney's female companion.

Pamela Willeford (shown right), ambassador to Switzerland and -- yes -- Liechtenstein, was part of the hunting excursion with Cheney and Whittington. And according to Willeford's account, Cheney and the ambassador were side-by-side when the shooting of Whittington took place.

The vice president's Secret Service detail had to decide what to do with Willeford by way of perhaps covering up her relationship with Cheney, and thus the delay in reporting the news.

The rumor goes that Lynn Cheney isn't happy with Cheney's close relationship with Willeford.

2:07 PM  
Anonymous jodi said...

The answer to the question on how Cheney is feeling on your orig post is WHO CARES!
Ron Christie is a GOP tool.

2:08 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Reporter: SP Biloxi, do you care how Cheney is feeling?

SP Biloxi: Does mice bark?

2:47 PM  
Anonymous jules said...

Grandmanuk:

On the latest story from Leopold...at least Fitz has known from the start that he would not be getting the incriminating e-mails. However if he has them or has witness testimony to their existence, that should help him build his case.

It also seems to me that the quandary for the WH is that having arbitraritly released the classified information themselves, they lost the right to claim that that the entire content of these documents are covered under executive privilege. Redacted copies should be released, at the very minimum.

3:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fitz....

The lies are so toxic they muck up the fucking monopoly. Just get to the indictments and I am dead serious, have them start indicting people right away.

There is no more time to let that garbage Karl Rove(or Luskin for that matter) run around free. They need to be taken out and with surgical precision.

-me

4:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prsctr Bil, Jackie

? why would average Jane, Dick or John Doe for that matter, go under oath if this cadry of Cabinet members such as Cheney, Gonzales do not have to..
? does that not undercut the Supremes?

oh -- they're special? they're above the law?

Sick and tired of the bs

4:37 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Anon,

I feel your pain. It is a bunch of bs especially the way the Administration is treating the Constitution. Bush feels that he is the all and powerful Oz. And that he can twist the Constitution for his means and for his friends. Yes, any Tom, Dick or Harry who breaks the law according to Bush's law has to sworn under oath. But, Bush's friends don't need to. If you see what is happening, Bush is pushing too hard to change the Constitution, frisbeeing out money left and right to Iraq and other political gains, and giving special favors to friends, etc. I know that this has been an overwhelming week of negativity and frustration. On a positive note, we have prosecutors such as Fitzgerald, Earle, and others te bring back the honesty in justice. We have to be patient with them....

5:15 PM  
Blogger bluewild said...

If he shot that close such as St Brigid and others surmise, then he was either drunk or mad or mad drunk.

I also heard he shot 70 birds in one hunt. That does not seem "sportsmanlike" to me. Actually, it seems rather obscene and twisted.

How twisted is it that these guys are running our country? It is mystifying and outrageous.

7:34 PM  
Anonymous kel said...

Bluewild - it's always been scary they have been running our country.

To shoot your fellow "friend" and keep things from the white house press seems shady at best.

Rumors swril - beer (who the heck has one beer?) other women?
Not to mention the whole Libby ordeal which is now Libby's fault...
Things that make you go hmmm
and we're sick and tired of being ignored.

7:46 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Nothing is funny about a man who could die. If the White House didnt't try to cover up the story people might not have made jokes. We were lead to believe it wasn't serious, now we hear that over 200 pillpets are in his body and wont be removed. Friends of this Administration better watch out they might be next.

8:43 PM  

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