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Commentary :: Politics
If Stupidity Were Impeachable, Cheney'd be History
13 Feb 2006
Modified: 09:30:59 AM
Cheney misfired and bagged a GOP donor instead of a quail. And there are some big questions about the official story about this vice presidential shooting incident.
Deadeye Dick, vice president and regent of this great nation, set out to shoot himself a quail in Texas this weekend, swung around and unloaded his shotgun at his host, attorney Harry Whittington, this weekend, sending the unfortunate and no doubt surprised man to the hospital, his face and chest full of shot.

It was vintage Cheney when you think of it.

With the country loaded and on the hunt for Osama Bin Laden in Afghanistan, Cheney and his neo-con gang swung the army around and fired at Saddam Hussein and Iraq, leaving that country staggering and massively wounded. Like the quail he took his eye off of, Osama and his gang are free as...well, birds, plotting more mayhem.

Meanwhile, Deadeye Dick, having created a bloody mess in Iraq, has already gotten his ward President Bush to swing around towards Syria and Iran. He and Bush have already decided they've spent enough on "ebuilding" Iraq, so now they're about to blast Iran and/or Syria.

If Iraq is any indication of this man's sense of responsibility and willingness to pay for his mistakes , Whittington better have some good insurance--either that or a good lawyer. Cheney's liable to just split and leave Whittington with the bill.

I guess, given the Vice President's demonstrated skill with a gun, we should probably be glad he ducked the draft and missed Vietnam. He probably would have ended up being one of those dumb bozos who were responsible for all those "friendly fire" casualties over there.

Which raises the question: Was the VEEP, like so many tough-guy hunters, juiced for this hunt? That would add the element of negligence to his basic stupidity. There are some suspicious things about this incident:

* First off, Cheney waited 24 hours to report the shooting. Very odd. His office claimed it was "out of respect" for the owner of the property, Katherine Armstrong, who claims she forgot for a day because of concerns for Whittington. Could the delay have had more to do with clearing Cheney's blood of alcohol, and getting everyone's stories lined up?

* Second, the story that Whittington exited the vehicle the tough-guy hunters were riding in to look for a quail he'd just shot, and that Cheney then got out to check out a second covey of quail sounds queer. When someone fires a shotgun, typically all quail in the area take flight. It seems unlikely Cheney could have found another covey right nearby.

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Re: If Stupidity Were Impeachable, Cheney'd be History
13 Feb 2006
Yeah, at least he can safely drive over a bridge though...
Wing-Nuts always see the world in terms of Republicans and Democrats.
13 Feb 2006
How does Kennedy's history of being a drunken bum in any way justify Cheney being a careless pig? Wes, do you really think the people that read this website support Kennedy?
Re: If Stupidity Were Impeachable, Cheney'd be History
13 Feb 2006
It was a hunting accident. The guy walked in front of him, maybe "dick" got excited. It wasn't like he got pissed off and shot someone. From what I ubderstand, the he hit with birdshot walked to a car to go to the hospital.

We know the Kennedy's weren't involved. They would have done one of three things: 1) Left the person to die, run home and call a lawyer 2) Finished you off or 3) Make it look like suicide and /or dig up something to debase your character.

I'm no fan of Cheney, but report this for what it is. Don't grasp at straws to deface Bu$H, when in the whole scheme of things this isn't a big deal. No, it's not like Arron Burr dueling way back when. It was an accident.
Why bring up fat teddy k. ? To expose the hippocracy in the media. I have friends my age (29) who've never heard of Chappiquiddick.Here in the Masschusetts the corrupt royalty that is the Kennedy clan can do no wrong. If you did what Teddy did back in '69, you would go to prison. That fat buffoon didn't even have the honor to re-sign from the senate.
Wes, The Government Disagrees with You
14 Feb 2006
The accident was caused by Cheney's poor judgement. That is, the accident was Cheney's fault:

"The department found the main factor contributing to the accident was a "hunter's judgment factor" when Cheney sprayed another hunter while aiming at flying birds. No other factors secondary factors were found to have played a role."