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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Look who was boozing before playing with a gun

Oh man! This story is getting creepier by the minute.
After a storm of criticism from Democrats and many Republicans, Vice President Cheney finally spoke directly to the public about the circumstances surrounding his accidental shooting of a 78-year-old lawyer on Saturday, in an interview on Fox News today, RAW STORY has learned. Excerpts were shown during Fox's 2 p.m. broadcast, with the full interview set to be aired at 6 p.m.

"Ultimately, I'm the guy who pulled the trigger. It was not Harry's fault. You can't blame anyone else. I'm the guy who pulled the trigger that shot my friend," Cheney told Britt Hume on Fox, "it's a day that I'll never forget."

The Vice President also revealed that he had a beer at a picnic held earlier in the day at the ranch, at least four to five hours before the shooting.


Hume later told Fox Anchor Shepard Smith that he tried to get Cheney to admit that he made a mistake in the handling of the incident, but was unable to do so, and that the vice president was "unapologetic" about that aspect. Hume wondered how Cheney felt about leaving White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan and others "out to dry." But the Vice President thought that the White House staff had handled the matter appropriately.
Since this administration has had a history of not telling the truth (i.e. Scooter Libby did not reveal classified information regarding Valerie Plame to the press), I think I'll like to know what were Cheney and Whittington blood alcohol levels during the time of the incident (why do Whittington's doctor's have no comment regarding whether or not a blood alcohol test was preformed).