Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Cheney Takes Responsibility But Says It Was The Right Call

In an exclusive interview with Fox News (was there ever any doubt) Cheney tells the public, “I’m the guy who pulled the trigger and shot my friend.” He takes responsibility for the incident, hard not to at this point, but he defends the manner in which the story was released to the public. “I didn’t have a press person with me and Katherine was a witness,” was the explanation given for not getting the story out sooner and why it was left to Katherine Armstrong (one of the owners of the ranch) to get the story out. Cheney defends that decision and said that he still feels it was “the right call.”

Fox News is releasing the interview in snippets and so far Cheney has not provided any real details about the incident itself that could explain how it happened. Those details will probably be held close to the vest in case Harry Whittington doesn’t pull through, in which case there could be a grand jury investigation. Not that it really matters, we’ve all seen Cheney watch a television clip of himself speaking and still say with a straight face, “I didn’t say that.”

It will be interesting to see if that kind of bald faced lying will work with the jury in the Scooter Libby’s case or the grand jury he may face as a result of shooting his friend. Doubtful, but with this crew, you never know what they’ll do next and they are masters of getting out of sticky situations. It feels like every time they get caught doing something wrong, illegal or immoral, they just up the ante and do something worse to take the pressure off. We’ve now reached the point of them shooting their friends, what’s the next step? I’m afraid to know, but I’m sure we’ll find out soon enough.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you aware that the Libby trial has been scheduled for Jan. 2007 ?
That's interesting in itsself, don't want Cheney sweating on the stand
BEFORE the midterm elections

1:40 PM  
Blogger The (liberal)Girl Next Door said...

Anonymous--You are absolutely right, I'm sure that was the plan from the beginning and probably a consideration in the stonewalling all along. But hopefully it will backfire and cause problems for election '08, although I won't hold my breath, these are very "lucky" people we are dealing with here.

2:26 PM  
Blogger Rory Shock said...

To an extent he's stuck with the stories already told by Katharine Armstrong and the Ambassador to Switzerland. Their stories are full of holes, (peppered real good as it were) but if he talks, there will be more inconsistencies or he will be opened up for questioning on the invisible Whittington and all the rest of it ... including whether he was intoxicated just on the whiff of avian blood, or brewskis also ... And someday, even a really shitty cross-examiner could tear him yet another new one. I am surprised he didn't stick with the javelina excuse speech that was being considered (see last two posts on rory) ...

3:33 PM  
Anonymous Lily (absent from photo) said...

Yes, "lucky" is one way to put it...:)
Came to link ya, I swear it won't hurt.

5:35 PM  
Blogger The (liberal)Girl Next Door said...

Thanks Lily, and you're right it didn't hurt. In fact it felt kinda good.

9:24 PM  
Blogger The Local Crank said...

I'm just concerned that this whole incident will lead to people thinking all Texans are irresponsible, gun-toting yahoos. Which we are, but it hurts our feelings when yankees call us names.

8:44 PM  
Blogger The (liberal)Girl Next Door said...

Local Crank--Don't worry, we know. Any state that produce Ann Richards and Molly Ivans (and The Local Crank) is okay by me.

9:38 AM  
Blogger The Local Crank said...

Aww, what a sweety! Actually, that puts me in mind of a wedding of a friend (in Olympia, actually) a few years ago. The groom and nearly all the groomsmen were Texans; the bride and all her family and bridesmaids were from Washington State. Some of us overhead some of the guests cracking wise about loud-mouthed drunken Texans, so after the happy couple left, we all commenced to talking like Yosemite Sam, pointing our fingers in the air and making gun noises for "celebratory gunfire."

3:25 PM  

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