Feb 12, 2006

I Shot The Lawyer...

but I did not shoot no Prosecutor.

Oh, no, oh. Cheney Shoots Lawyer - News Held for 24 Hours

Often alcohol or drugs are contributing factors in these types of domestic violence cases. I will look into it.

Also, I am relieved that he didn't kill the guy since we all know that Dick is a lover, not a fighter and he deserves a lot more than a manslaughter plea.


Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Nice try with a diffrent version of Eric Clapton's song: "I shot the sheriff." You should probe Cheney to whether drug or alcohol was in his system when he shot his fellow hunter. And make sure that you marked the dixie cup with the urine as "Exhibit A."

5:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that would be Exhibit "P"

5:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a day, Fitz....

Now, if he shot his own lawyer, then I think its time to arrest him. :-)

Luckily that wasn't the case yet, eh?

What a sorry poor sport....this Cheney guy has been working for a spy named Michael Chertoff, I think that deserves a few demerits aka indictments.

-be like mike

5:50 PM  
Anonymous Dubya said...

Cant say as I blame Dick, them Whittingtons are good eatin!

5:58 PM  
Anonymous Dan Quayle said...

Oh yeah, Dick likes to smoke a little rabbit weed when he is hunting, who doesn't?

5:59 PM  
Anonymous jodi said...

Did anyone give Dick Cheney a drug test? Or was he just loaded?
Maybe Dick should just give up hunting because he is one lousy shot.
Get the guns away from Dick!

6:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you guys ready for jail?

I thought Quayle had finally died, when Reagan learned his lesson with fate...

6:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


6:23 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...


Go to firedoglake's website. There is a funny parody picture of Cheney as Elmer J. Fudd character. You should download that picture!

6:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not an Eric Clapton song...I Shot the Sheriff is a Bob Marley song.

6:24 PM  
Blogger Valerie said...

tee hee. best giggle i've had all day.

6:25 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Anon at 6:24 pm:

The song is on Eric Clapton's album in 1974 called " 461 Ocean Boulevard" I have the album. You are right that Bob Marley did write and sing that song. I was only refering Mr. Clapton from the song on his album.

6:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who smokes two joints in the morning? Fitz, why did you link to that song, are you a rasta mon?

6:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good thing they weren't elephant hunting or anything. A Holland & Holland would have done a lot more damage.

I know why the caged bird sings.

Saint Brigid

7:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Fitzy,
The harder they come, the harder they fall. One and all.
Now the oppressors are tryin' to keep me down, tryin' to force me underground. And they think that they have got the battle won, I say forgive them Lord, they know not what they've done. For as sure as the sun is gonna shine, I'm gonna get my share, now what's mineā€¦

St. Bridie
Gotta. Love. Jimmy.

7:31 PM  
Blogger Patrick J. Fitzgerald said...

Give The People What They Want - I say justice.

7:40 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Cheney's incident should be an indication to all those this blog that when you partnered up with Satan. this is the results. We all heard about Cheney's heart problems. Now, no trial is necessary for Mr. Cheney to know that he could have taken a human life. Like the rest of us, he has to answer to a higher power to that. Mr. Cheney might not be with us at the conclusion of the CIA case. The conscience might destroy him faster than the heart.

7:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wonder how that ticker is feeling about now...

7:58 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Point well taken, Jackie. Cheney is certainly the character, Dr. Faust! Cheney sold himself to the devil. He will share the same fate as the character, Dr. Faust!

7:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We crave JUSTICE Fitz, then da won' need ta smoke two weeds in the morning...p

8:02 PM  
Anonymous e said...


8:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


You can get if you really want.

St. Bridie

8:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, Fitz, I mixed up your initials.


8:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Charge Rove with conspiracy and then wait a little while before taking out Cheney.....have him spin in his courtyard thinking about all his past mistakes.

Aka: Making a deal with satan and not cleaning up the tracks....

8:33 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

I listen to "Smoke" the raggae song. And it was slow enought for me to dance to. As to the gentleman whom Cheney shot, his injuries may seem minor but could cause the gentleman problems as pellets are hard to find in the body. Change your jogging schedule and don't anything in a pattern.

9:50 PM  
Anonymous 6 Miles from the Dark Oval said...

.. now I am not a hunter, so really, what kind of gun would have been used for the shoot.

? A pellet gun? Sounds unlikely.
news held for 24 hours and "fudged" / spun around, seems more like it.

He is lucky he didn't kill the guy,
however, the
"I didn't see him" sounds ALOT like
" I don't know Jack" eh?

He's a known quantity as in

Now, what would have happened had it been the otherway around, mmmm?

9:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6 miles,

I read an article that said Cheney was using a 28 guage shotgun. Quail are pretty small, so you don't want to use anything too powerful. 28 guage isn't really very popular over here--it's more of a European round. The ammo is kind of expensive-or at least comparatively expensive. For quail or dove (or other small, short distance, low-flying game), you'd want to use a less powerful shotgun (410 or 20 guage loaded with bird shot). Birdshot means the cartridge is loaded with very small pellets that spray. In shotguns, the smaller the number, the more powerful the gun. A 10 guage is more powerful than a 28. And the same goes for the loads--the lower the number, the larger the pellets.

I think it would be hard to kill him with a 28 guage unless the barrel was in his mouth.

St. Brigid

10:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But, of course, he could have blinded the guy.

All together now:
You'll shoot your eye out, kid.


10:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

28 gauge is used by the purist gentlemen upland bird hunters here in the states, the tweedy set that also fly fishes as Cheney avidly does with most likely the same reckless passion.

These same wealthy "gentlemen" are known to hunt the Big 5 African species held in large remote Texas compounds for their exclusive "hunts" so in another situation a Holland and Holland or Jeffries would have not been out of the question. A .700 Nitro Express wouldn't have to be removed later which is a plus I suppose.

1:26 AM  
Blogger bluewild said...

It's just so interesting that Cheney enjoys killing those with wings.

In the spirit of Bob Marley:

No bullet can stop us now, we neither beg nor we won't bow;
Neither can be bought nor sold.
We all defend the right; Jah - Jah children must unite:
Your life is worth much more than gold.

1:50 AM  
Anonymous Up in Michigan said...

I was working Sunday night (writing headlines) and we had loads of laughs coming up with ones for this story. My favorite (sorry PJ): Cheney does world a favor; shoots lawyer in face.

7:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are correct! There would be no "removing" the nitro round had this happened on a canned elephant hunt.

Now they're blame-shifting, saying the guy sneaked up on the shooting party unannounced and I guess, walked into the line of fire. Lots of carelessness all around.

St. Bridie

8:37 AM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

It would seem that incompetence now is apparent in his private life as well as how is running the country. Oops!
We all know dubya couldn't have come up with some of this stuff on his own.
This renews my faith in karma.

9:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do they call a quarter-pounder in France?


Laughed. Out. Loud.

St. B.

11:25 AM  
Anonymous jodi said...

If that Corpus Christi newspaper hadn't called the White House for confirmation we wouldn't have heard about this at all.

12:23 PM  
Anonymous Jules said...

Jeff, a commentor at Firedoglake sums it up well:

I think this is dangerous territory for Cheney et al. There is no good explanation for this, other than being drunk or stupid. Anti-gun people are going to hate the whole thing. Gun people like me are going to hate that he was such a complete idiot.

I think, as other have pointed out, that this is a microcosm of the whole administration:

1. Try to play tough, with a gun, or an army.

2. Fail to follow well-established rules, guidelines, and past experience (either out of ignorance or willful disregard, or both).

3. Get someone hurt or killed.

4. Try to keep the story under wraps for as long as possible.

5. When the story does come out, spin it so that there was no possible way the administration did anything wrong.

6. Blame someone else, where possible, blame the victim.

7. Make anyone who has a problem with it look like an un-American pussy.

12:57 PM  
Blogger Kit Neill said...

These guys are definitely The Gang That Can't Shoot Straight!

1:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there a reason my posts keep getting deleted? I am not a republican honest I'm not

1:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fitz's staff deletes duplicates and comments previously deleted by their posters from what I see. It's all about freedom of speech, babeeeeeee.

2:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

neither case is relevant babeeeeeeee

3:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

According the information from the WH press conference today, there is a semi-contradiction in Armstong's story (reportedly she didn't think Cheney knew she was calling the press) and his. He says it was agreed that she would be the one to release the info.

4:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If this was very small shot, apparently there is a danger that it can enter the bloodstream and travel. Sounds like Cheney waited until he was out of the woods on a manslaughter charge, or negligent homicide or whatever, before releasing the story.

4:22 PM  
Blogger bluewild said...

Anoymous - very true. They waitd till they were sure he was ok. If he hadn't turned out to be ok, wonder what the story would have been?

10:43 PM  
Anonymous jodi said...

Just saw Rep Alan Simpson interview regarding Cheney shooting incident. Trying to blame the victim. So typical of this administration. Blame the other guy.

1:17 PM  
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