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Twelve-Hour Delay? How about a 30 - Hour Delay for a Dead Attorney?

Cheney didn't call David Gregory and give him the scoop....whaaaa,

However, back in the day (Clinton's day) a Whitehouse Counsel, Vincent Foster got whacked (opps, he 'wink, wink, nudge, nudge, ...killed himself....what was I thinking?), the Clinton Administration waited THIRTY-HOURS to let anyone know. They didn't even call Dan Rather!

H/t Michelle Malkin for the following:

"The same day Hillary Clinton was scheduled to speak at the Democratic National Convention, newly released documents suggest she was behind the 30-hour delay in releasing late White House counsel Vincent Foster's suicide note to authorities.

How the White House handled Foster's 1993 death, and the possibility that administration officials improperly removed documents from his office or impeded an official search of it, has been the subject of intense scrutiny by congressional Republicans and the media.

The newly released memo, written by White House lawyer Miriam Nemetz, quotes then-White House chief of staff Mack McLarty as saying Mrs. Clinton "was very upset and believed the matter required further thought and the president should not yet be told" about Foster's note.

According to the document, Mrs. Clinton "said they should have a coherent position and should have decided what to do before they told the president."


UPDATE: Via the Media Blog: This exchange between Chris Matthews and former Senator Alan Simpson:

"MATTHEWS: Doesn’t he have a special responsibility as someone in line to be President and Vice President of the United States to let people know that something this serious happened this Saturday?

SIMPSON: Nothing happened to the Vice President, so what did the people of America need to know? Nothing happened to the Vice President, nothing.

MATTHEWS: But he was the shooter in an accident that shot a guy.

SIMPSON: That’s right.

MATTHEWS: You don’t think that’s newsworthy?

SIMPSON: All I know, Chris, is after a life in Washington, Dick Cheney, and I’m not paranoid, is not popular with the media, they don’t like him because he’s aloof and he doesn’t answer their questions and sometimes he tells them to stuff it, so any time Dick Cheney makes a fluff, it’s going to be the news of the day. I have been called by 20 different news agency today as if they had bombed Iraq again. I mean, this is nuts, absolutely nuts."



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