Beer gate?

by Steve, February 16th, 2006

politicsSo big Dick admits to Brit Hume in his Fox News interview he drank “one beer” at lunch “several hours” before shooting his buddy in the face. Joe Strupp and Greg Mitchell, in anEditor and Publisher story dated Feb. 14, have Katherine Armstrong tripping all over herself trying to deny that anybody had been drinking that day. (Armstrong owns the “ranch” where the shooting ocurred.)

Oh, okay, “there may have been beer in coolers but she didn’t think anyone who was hunting that day had any,” write Strupp and Mitchell, who also note:

CNN today reports that Armstrong had told CNN she never saw Cheney or Whittington “drink at all on the day of the shooting until after the accident occurred, when the vice president fixed himself a cocktail back at the house.”

So the critical players in the story are admitting drinking ocurred on the day of the shooting, before and after the fact. Could this explain Cheney’s reticence in calling the authorities? Holy shit, what a story that would be!

Update: David Corn has a nice summary of the inconsistencies in the various versions of the story. Also, David Sanger and Anne Kornblut have decent coverage in the New York Times.

Found on Flickr

by Steve, February 16th, 2006

Dumbfuck Mountain(found on flickr)