Lies – a Republican character flaw. They pretend they are strong but really they lie because of weakness. Go read It’s All About The Lying,
The American public can forgive mistakes, so long as they are not done with some malignant intent. Apparently they can also overlook some incompetence, so long as they believe the President is working hard at his job.
But when the public begins to think they have been lied to — repeatedly — that love goes sour. Very sour. And lately, for the Bush Administration, it’s been all about the lying.
Go look at the post, it shows one lie after another after another, just in the last couple of WEEKS!
It’s all about the lying. No accountability, no taking responsibility, none. This President comes off as an irresponsible frat boy who is more than willing to blame anyone else to get his own ass out of trouble. That may work when you are 19 (although it wouldn’t have worked with my parents, I can tell you that), but one would think that the President of the United States would hold himself to a higher ethical standard on this. Especially given a situation where people lost their lives.
Think Progress catches something from the Sunday-morning talk shows. A top Cheney advisor won’t answer whether Cheney had MORE than one beer before shooting his friend in the face. Go read.
Shooting victim sorry for Cheney’s trouble.
The man who was accidentally shot by the US Vice-President says he is sorry for all the trouble Dick Cheney has faced.
Pic from TPM
“My family and I are deeply sorry for all that Vice President Cheney has had to go through this past week,” Mr. Whittington said today.
Hiding From The Breathalyzer,
He was drinking all day:
Cheney said he drank a beer with lunch the day of the shooting, according to his interview. … after the accident occurred, [he] fixed himself a cocktail.”
…the secret service “made an appointment” with the sheriff’s office for the next day and ran off the deputy who showed up to interview Cheney at the ranch.
Cheney drank before shooting his pal,
Cheney must consume a virtual cocktail of drugs every day because of his heart condition. I wonder what kind of reaction throwing alcohol into the mix might have.
Dick Cheney’s Delay,
What is the most likely thing to happen during a 14 hour delay that is worth the negative publicity? One possibility is that it takes approximately that period of time for alcohol to dissipate in the body and no longer be subject to accurate testing. It is fairly common for people involved in alcohol-related accidents to delay reporting them until the alcohol has left the body.
If The Shooter Was Tight, You Must Indict
From the NRA website:
Never use alcohol or over-the-counter, prescription or other drugs before or while shooting.
Someone on CNN just said all this is just an attempt to “get” Dick Cheney, that all the liberals can be expected to make this a big deal and mock him.
Someone else was talking about how Cheney is such a good hunter, that he’s seen him actually raise his gun when a car drives by in the line of fire, even a dog!
And another was on saying that the idiot that got shot had walked behind Cheney without announcing himself. Maybe I should have named the post “Assclown With Gun – Beware!”
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.