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I wish someone in the media would ask who is footing the bill for Whittington's treatment? Is Cheney paying the bill himself, or is the tab going to be foisted on, guess who, us taxpayers.

While we're on the subject of us taxpayers, why do we have to foot the bill for Secret Service Agents to guard Cheney during his "private" chase the quail and tail excursion. If Cheney wants to hunt, fine, but let it be on his own dime.

Originally posted to LIMAMA on Fri Feb 17, 2006 at 08:45 PM PST.

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  •  travel (none)
    Not only Secret Service: Cheney apparently claims all of his travel as official business, so we pay for the plane fare, ambulance, etc.
  •  Um. Isn't Whittington (none)
    a wealthy lawyer in his own right? Part of Texas's upper crust? I expect he has pretty good health insurance.

    Folly is fractal: the closer you look at it, the more of it there is. - TNH

    by Canadian Reader on Fri Feb 17, 2006 at 09:12:50 PM PST

  •  Treatment? (none)
    What treatment? He was only "peppered" after all. It was all Whittington's fault. His death wish can be deduced by the fact that he was overheard whispering to Cheney as they shared a nearby duckblind "I just can't quit you Dick." Moments later Cheney did what any sensible straight thinking person would do, he attempted to blow Whittington's head clean off. I'm so tired of Whittington's constant whining. "Ooh, ow, the pellets sting!..." Please. That's something you think about before you decide to sneak up behind a guy just for the satisfaction of delivering a wedgie unseen from behind. If he didn't want to become a media darling he could have spared us the melodrama of leaping in front of the barrel of a loaded rifle. Talk about a drama queen. Maybe the day the pellets finally shatter his aorta, he'll finally admit it wasn't worth all the media critisicm  being levelled at his "friend."
  •  Are you kidding? (none)
    Travel without a security detail? If we are going to arm our addled vice-president, we had better provide a full medical and security detail to mop up after him as he mows down his friends and/or acquaintances.
  •  Is It Possible (none)
    that at age iirc 76 he has Medicare?  Or is he sufficiently proud that he insists on writing his own checks?
  •  Even better, (none)
    who is paying for the doctor and ambulance that follow Cheney around?????  

    Dean speaks for me!

    by dkmich on Sat Feb 18, 2006 at 04:19:49 AM PST

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