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  •  AP just put out a timeline (none)
    Following the hunting mishap as they call it.
    Interesting
    Sorry I don't know how to link but it is up on Yahoo News now

    "I'm not going to be your monkey"

    by gabie on Tue Feb 14, 2006 at 03:42:30 PM PST

    •  helpful hint (none)
      you can just copy and paste links into your post. doing so, a link will look like this: http://www.cutandpastelink.com/.

      This signature line confers blanket acknowledgment and correction of any tpyo's that may or may not exist in the above text.

      by oregon blue on Tue Feb 14, 2006 at 04:03:48 PM PST

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      "I'm not going to be your monkey"

      by gabie on Tue Feb 14, 2006 at 04:08:21 PM PST

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      •  Response time is 50 minutes (4.00)
        for the ambulance. Unless there was a long delay in calling for it. Where I live, response time is 3 minutes.

        6:30 p.m.: Cheney accidentally shoots fellow hunter Harry Whittington while aiming for a bird.
        Secret Service agents and medical personnel with Cheney tend to wounds on Whittington's face, neck and chest.

        7:20 p.m.: An ambulance takes Whittington to a Christus Spohn Hospital Kleburg.

        I would like the timeline to include today. Scott McLellan goes to the press briefing knowing Cheney's victim has had a heart attack and he does not inform the press.

        This above all: to thine own self be true,... Thou canst not then be false to any man.-WS

        by Agathena on Tue Feb 14, 2006 at 06:39:20 PM PST

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        •  explanation (none)
          Whittington was lifeflighted.  I might point out you don't do that for someone with a flesh wound.
        •  So much for the Golden Hour (none)
          Medics try to get the patient to the hospital in one hour--not take an hour to get to the patient! If this estimate of 50 minute response time is accurate, then someone is on the hook for slow response. If 911 reports it as a serious injury, it can qualify as medevac. The ER Doc on duty is the one who's supposed to make the call. Chances are someone is reviewing their malpractice coverage, just in case this goes to court--which one would think would happen. Intensive care could cost on the order of $175,000 a week, which is almost the tribute paid by two Bush Pioneers.

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