Monday, February 13, 2006

White House Criticized over Dick Cheney Shooting

People who know me know that I’m not the biggest fan of our present administration. But in this case, I have to side with the Bush administration, as I really believe they did nothing wrong here…well, besides shooting Harry Whittington, which at the very least wasn’t too nice.

Democrats are accusing the White House of withholding information on the shooting for 24 hours, and then only releasing the information because a rancher called the story in to the Corpus Christi Caller-Times. But in all honesty, is this a capital case? Do we believe that Dick Cheney shot a generous campaign contributor intentionally? Whittington appears to be in pretty decent shape, they did put him in the ICU as a precautionary measure, but he seems to be doing well at this stage of the game.

All jokes aside (which is sort of a bummer, because I have a lot of jokes for Dick Cheney now), if we believe that this was anything more than an accident, then yes, it should be disclosed to the public. But if it is an accident, and there are no serious consequences, does it have to be disclosed? Is it a matter of national security? Or is are the politicians spending more time attacking each other, again, then they are running the country? There are plenty of real stories to legitimately criticize either side, let’s stick to them.

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