Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Cheney Un-Wrapped: "Peppering" Causes Heartburn
As Scooby Doo once prophetically said "Ruh Roh..."
Seems as though that innocent little "peppering" that the Vice President gave his 78-year old friend this weekend may have taken a turn for the worse. James Whittington suffered what was identified as a "minor heart attack" and is currently in intensive care.
All joking aside, we send our prayers to James Whittington and his family as he recuperates from this accident. Funny is funny, but when someone's life is actually in danger, time to put the funny away for a little bit. I'm sure Scott McClellan and the Bush Administration will follow this lead, as well.
And on a more serious note, the line of questioning has now turned from why the Administration held the information regarding this incident for so long, to now asking about the possibilities of involuntary manslaughter being charged, should Mr. Whittington's condition worsen. Particularly in light of the fact that the Vice President wasn't actually properly licensed to hunt the quails in question. In addition, more and more people are now questioning the judgment that the Vice President used while hunting.
I know the Bush Administration wanted a distraction, but I'm not sure if this is what they had in mind.
Posted by FleshPresser at 2:16 PM /