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February 13, 2006

Protecting Cheney

-- by Dave Johnson

More questions, maybe more lies. Secret Service keeping the legal authorities away from Cheney? Sounds like someone might have been drunk. But even that doesn't explain keeping the whole thing a secret for almost a day. CBS News | Reporting Lag In Cheney Shooting ,

CBS News White House correspondent Peter Maer reports Texas authorities are complaining that the Secret Service barred them from speaking to Cheney after the incident. Kenedy County Texas Sheriffs Lt. Juan Guzman said deputies first learned of the shooting when an ambulance was called.

But the Secret Service told a different story, saying agents had informed the local sheriff of the shooting about an hour after it happened and that the vice president had been interviewed about the accident by local authorities on Sunday morning, CBS News White House correspondent Bill Plante reports.

And then there is the story that it was not reported because Cheney was too concerned about the guy he shot to be reporting things. That would be Cheney, all the others present, the Secret Service, the entire White House staff, etc. all crowded around the guy, all too concerned to tell anyone. Sheesh.

Posted by Dave Johnson at February 13, 2006 3:14 PM

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How can one tell that certain people lie? They move their lips ..

Posted by: Helga Fremlin at February 13, 2006 3:18 PM

This is such a creepy story! Sounds like the incredible secretiveness of this administration finally tripped them up. If they'd simply announced right away that Cheney had accidently shot someone in a hunting accident and he was OK, the story would be over by now. Instead they took 24 hours deciding how to spin it. Even if this was just a hunting accident, which I guess is possible, who's gonna believe that now?

Equally creepy to me is that it seems Cheney goes everywhere with what amounts to a complete hospital staff, plus an ambulance trailing behind. That shows an incredible level of fear, even for someone who's had a bad heart for years. This guy must be totally nuts.

Posted by: MJ at February 13, 2006 3:43 PM

I really would like to post something NASTY about CHENEY but I won't. I'm sure that I would get kicked off this site.
But you all get my drift on what I would like to say.

Posted by: scrugun at February 13, 2006 3:50 PM

Yes that's right, here at Seeing the Forest we don't ever allow commenters to say anything bad about Bush or Cheney. No Siree!

Posted by: Dave Johnson [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 13, 2006 4:04 PM

Cheney always overdoes the secrecy, making it hard to evaluate, but there's something here that doesn't add up.

Rove talked to Armstrong Saturday night (NYT); the sheriff couldn't interview Cheney...

I'm almost wondering if Cheney didn't have some kind of seizure that might've caused the accident, and that's what they're covering up.

Any recollection how long it took from Arianna Huffington's comments before hospital staff started talking about the previous Cheney coverup?

Posted by: Lis Riba [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 13, 2006 6:31 PM

Thanks for reminding me that I can't say anything nasty about dick and dubya, it could have been very embarassing for me.

Instead I will spend all my byted praising your foresight Mr. Johnson as you were the first person I knew who came out and said that they were trying to sell off our National Parks:


I really do wish that you weren't correct so often.

Posted by: grannyinsanity at February 13, 2006 8:14 PM

Did it ever ocure to anyone that Cheney might of been drinking and this is why he wasn't allowed to talk to sheriffs untill 18 hours later.

Posted by: sean hannity at February 15, 2006 2:29 PM

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