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.