The 78-year-old is back in intensive care. Local law enforcement have said that under the law, even an accidental hunting fatality can result in criminal charges. Mr. Cheney could be charged with negligence. The White House has changed its tone from joking about it, to blustering to reporters about wanting to move on “to the priorities of the American people”, rather than continue to answer questions.
…and here’s the interesting bit:
Rumors have broken that the delay in notification about the event might have been due to an effort to hide or spin the presense of a female companion with Cheney (Pamela Willford, the ambassador to Switzerland–initially identified only as “the third hunter.”) Basically, Cheney and Whittington went hunting with two women (not their wives), there was some drinking, and Whittington wound up shot.
I would laugh my ass off if, after every bit of evidence of major crimes by this administration continued to pass by, ignored by the media…..that it was finally a Lewinsky-esque scandal of sex, booze and guns that finally took these schmucks down.
Karma’s a bitch, innit?