Sunday, February 12, 2006

Another tragedy met with delay from the Bush administration





Disaster with Bush & Co in charge means that delay is necessary to allow time for spin and cover-up.

This time the disaster was that Cheney physically shot a man in the head, neck and chest with a shotgun.

The vice president's office did not disclose the accident until nearly 24 hours after it happened.
CNN

The Whitehouse spin:

Whittington "came up from behind the vice president and the other hunter and didn't signal them or indicate to them or announce himself," Armstrong said. "The vice president didn't see him.."


According to the spin it was the victim's fault.

This is not a big news story because unfortunatly getting shot in the head is a pretty common occurance these days:

On average 155 members of the Iraqi security forces die per day
For americans around 3 people die per day.

Cheney almost killed only one person. So it's really not a big deal.



Update:

It seems that the tragedy was not the shot person after all but the fact that Cheney was hunting illegally. The shot person also caused another problem, they didn't report the gun shot as required by state law.

Hunting illegally
1 shot person
Didn't report crime

Fortunatly Cheney knew the standard Bush standard response to disaster.



Update:

"Hunter shot by Cheney has 'minor heart attack'"
CNN

Cheney's had bigger and scarier heart attacks than this guy, besides American's have like hundreds of thousands of heart attacks per year. This guy was probablly going to have one anyway. So it's kind of like Cheney did him a favor by getting him to the hospital quickly and preemptively.

This is not a big story.

3 Comments:

Blogger zdux0012 said...

Even the whitehouse spin smells like someone had failed to scrape it clean from rotting shit.

"came up from behind the vice president"

We are to believe that Dick turned 180 degrees saw a flightless bird aimed 5 feet too high to shoot the bird. Then shot without first identifying the target of which he was firing at.

I think the vice president should be forced to take a gun saftey class.

Especally since this administration deals a lot in guns. A gun saftey class would be a nice symbolic gesture.

If you feel the same way then send me a comment and I will start a petition.

1:10 PM  
Blogger zdux0012 said...

A Google search for "gun safety cheney"

brings up:

"Cheney, at NRA, Calls Kerry a Threat to Gun Owners"

Hmmm... shooting a person in the face is more likey to cause a restriction of gun laws than Kerry who hunts himself.

See http://www.sportsmenforkerry.com/images/Kerry-shooting.jpg

1:27 PM  
Blogger zdux0012 said...

More BS

Harry Whittington spent “a great night. He slept throughout the night”

I wonder if Whittington will thank Cheney next?

2:24 PM  

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