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Oh, how this story has morphed.

First, Armstrong, et al, swore up and down: no beer.
Then, Cheney admitted he had one at lunch. (I guess, like most alkies, he must have snuck out back to have one so that the others wouldn't see.)

First, Whittington was just bruised.
Then, he had a heart attack.
First, Cheney didn't announce it.
Then, he want on Faux to say he had a bad day.
First, Whittington is in the hospital.
Then, he's out, and apologizing to Cheney.
First, Cheney had swung around and shot without seeing Whittington.
Then, (link here) Whittington "stepped in the way" of Cheney. (more below)

This just gets crazier.  First, an experienced hunter shoots, apparently, a low bird in an area where he doesn't know exactly where everyone is.  Then, it comes out that he shot a guy in a bright orange vest about 90 feet away (although the pellet pattern is not consistent with a .28 ga at 90 feet).  First, he'd had nothing to drink; then he'd had a beer, and now, apparently, a Secret Service (SS) report that says that Cheney and others were drunk.

And NOW!  Whittington, an experienced hunter, steps in front of a hunter that is stalking quail.  Cheney would have obviously had his gun barrel at least close to parallel to the ground - a pretty good sign that he's prepared to shoot.  You don't approach quail with your gun barrel down; that's just stupid.  And an experienced hunter does not walk in front of a raised gun.  Period.

But you can believe that if you want.

Did Alice pass this way?

Originally posted to Wolverines on Mon Feb 27, 2006 at 12:33 PM PST.


I believe!

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