More Cheney Stuff, Less Funny As It Goes On….

From the CBS News story about the incident, this disturbing little tidbit:

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.

Curiouser and curiouser.

Add that to the fact that at today’s Press Conference (as seen at the bottom of this story, in the update section), the White House press secretary said that Bush and senior aides were told Saturday night by the staff of the White House Situation Room that somebody in the Cheney’s hunting party was shot, but they were not told until Sunday morning that Cheney was the shooter.

How is it that the VP of the most powerful nation of the world could shoot somebody — within view of several witnesses, including, presumably, a contingent of Secret Service agents — and the president doesn’t hear about it until a day later?

Doesn’t that strike anybody as odd?

Again, I hate that this stuff makes me sound like some kind of conspiracy theorist….but fer chrissakes, with this Administration, what choice do ya have?

Even With Comedy Gold, Questions Arise…..

As a follow-up to the VP-Shoots-78-year-old-Man story:

Apparently, there was an 18-hour delay in the story being reported….and some other oddness as well.

This one certainly has some interested results on the “Clinton Test”, now doesn’t it?

(For those readers unaware– The Clinton Test: Imagine if the same story was being reported last decade, featuring members of the Clinton administration….and realize the shitstorm of controversy and scandal that would have been a central feature of the news cycle from that point forward. Congressional Republicans calling for Special Investigations, Right-wing talk radio and cable commentators making public accusations of criminal activity, etc.)