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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

If The Shooter Was Tight, You Must Indict

Digby pulls up a CNN interview with the rapidly spinning Katharine Armstrong who earlier said that Cheney was not drinking that day but now says he came back after the shooting and fixed himself a cocktail. And despite the fact that she's maintained Dick did not drink beforehand, he now says he had "a beer" at lunch.

Boozehound Cheney was drinking all day. He went hunting without a license and shot an old man in the face. Wouldn't talk to Johnny Law until he sobered up. Got the sheriff and the Texas Parks and Wildlife folks to cover for him, hid from the public for four days then finally ran to the warm embrace of Fox News. Even Jack Cafferty says that's kinda like Bonnie interviewing Clyde.

Wonder what the NRA will do about it?

From the NRA website:
Never use alcohol or over-the-counter, prescription or other drugs before or while shooting.

Alcohol, as well as any other substance likely to impair normal mental or physical bodily functions, must not be used before or while handling or shooting guns.
If I was an NRA member I think I'd want to know what they think about this.

As John K. noted, if Cheney had lunch from 12-1, say, and then went back out to hunt at 3, that's closer to 2 or 3 hours than 4 or 5.

That's shaping up to be one hell of an inaccurate incident report. Under "alcohol or drugs involved" it says "no" rather than "unknown."

Is Chief Wiggum running the sheriff's department in Kenedy County?