GOP worried about Cheney
The WAPO is worried that the GOP is worried about Cheney.
"Vice President Cheney's slow and unapologetic public response to the accidental shooting of a 78-year-old Texas lawyer is turning the quail-hunting mishap into a political liability for the Bush administration and is prompting senior White House officials to press Cheney to publicly address the issue as early as today, several prominent Republicans said yesterday.
The Republicans said Cheney should have immediately disclosed the shooting Saturday night to avoid even the suggestion of a coverup and should have offered a public apology for his role in accidentally shooting Harry Whittington, a GOP lawyer from Austin. Whittington was hospitalized Saturday night in Corpus Christi, Tex., and was moved back into the intensive-care unit after suffering an abnormal heart rhythm yesterday morning."
What "coverup"? What is with these morons labling everything a potential "coverup"? I've got a coverup. The Rathergate Investigation was a coverup - everybody got canned by Rather, and a whitewashed report was issued - THATS a coverup. The Barrett report - REEKS of coverup. Chuck Schumer's "Plumber" incident - Scandal. Then there are all these, we have yet to read about.
Fact is that this never did look like anything else but a hunting accident. The only difference is WHO did it, and the vanity of of a primadona press corps who got jilted on the eve of Valentine's Day no less.
Alan Simpson again tells them why they didn't get a 'scoop':
"Former senator Alan K. Simpson, a fellow Wyoming Republican who hunts with Cheney, said the vice president decided when he was defense secretary during the Persian Gulf War that journalists ask "stupid questions" and distort things, and so he probably sees no need to publicly explain himself.
"Whatever he does, Dick will do it his own way, because whatever he does, it will be the subject of ridicule," Simpson said."
Which is true. Cheney could save a drowning baby and the press would find he left the diaper in the water. Keep reading the "treatment" of Cheney in the rest of this article and you'll see what I mean.
"Despite a string of political embarrassments linked to Cheney, including not finding weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, the indictment of the vice president's chief of staff in the CIA leak case and now the shooting, he remains a powerful force inside the White House.
A testament to his power is the deference Bush showed Cheney in the handling of last weekend's shooting episode. White House aides said Bush has not pressured Cheney to disclose more details about the shooting or to apologize."
"Embarrassments?" the only embarrassment is how the press kept calling a noleak story a leak story while getting leaks for other stories. That's embarrassing. And what is it with the MSM and "apologies"? Have they apologized for screwing up the Katrina coverage yet?Talk about embarrassing!
Again, the fact is that Cheney (like the rest of America) doesn't bow to the corporate demi-gods of the elite media. That is what they find "embarrasing" and in the final analysis their spoiled brat/wounded rat response is very telling indeed.
UPDATE: NRO's Byron York channeling Jack McCafferty. Whoring for the MSM. See what a few appearances on TV will do to you?
UPDATE II: Cheney will be interviewed by Britt Hume on his FOX News show tonight at 6pm EST.
UPDATE III: Tony Blankley of the Washington Times nails the MSM on their "feathers".
"In the absence of any pressing news these days — other than Iran's nuclear weapons development crisis, the election of Hamas terrorists in Palestine, on-going worldwide Muslim riots and killing in reaction to a cartoon, Al Gore's near sedition while speaking in Saudi Arabia, the turning over of our East Coast ports to be managed by a United Arab Emirates firm, the criminal leaking of vital NSA secrets to the New York Times, Mexican military incursions across our southern border, the Iraqi crisis, Congress's refusal to deal with the developing financial collapse of Social Security and Medicare, inter alia — the White House press corps has exploded in righteous fury over the question of the vice president's little shooting party last weekend."
Read the rest, it's great!
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