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post #31 of 43
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I agree.
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Originally Posted by Middletown
He should be held accountable to the same standards. But i have the suspicions that nothing will ever happen except comedians will have plenty of material for a couple months.
post #32 of 43
Cheney is supposed to be interviewed by Faux today. The man he shot suffered a heart attack yesterday when bird shot migrated to his heart.
http://edition.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS...eut/index.html
post #33 of 43
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Originally Posted by fluffysimba
I honestly don't think CHeney has to come and tell us HIS side of it. It was an accident that happened while hunting... I just don't feel that is ANY of our business to know the details. I see NO reason why WE as the public have to know EVERYTHING that happens in every high profile persons life.
I don't need to know EVERYTHING that happens in Cheney's life. I DO think this is an important issue though. Unless he explains his side, I will believe that he was being irresponsible with a GUN.
I'm sure he feels terrible about it. I pray for his friend's recovery.
post #34 of 43
He doesn't have to tell us his side but I think it would benefit him. I mean it is his head on all the comdians chopping blocks every night. I would think he would want us to knwo what really happened. If it was me I would have gone out with it already!
post #35 of 43
Thread Starter 
Anyone can make a mistake. My problem is with the way Chaney handled the information about the accident.
I hope that his friend will be OK.

PS...I edited this post.
I went on a rant about the current administration and then decided that I don't want to open that can of worms in this thread. lol
post #36 of 43
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Originally Posted by Middletown
Now what if this fellow had died? or does die? what then? If were you or I, we would be charged with man slaughter or negligent homicide. He should be held accountable to the same standards. But i have the suspicions that nothing will ever happen except comedians will have plenty of material for a couple months.
I loudly agree with this!
Just goes to show, if you have money, or position of power you can get away with ANYTHING.

Me, I would be in jail for the same thing.
post #37 of 43
I am not a hunter, but did get a hunters safety card. I went dove and turkey hunting a couple times, and don't like to shoot living things. I shot competitive trap for a few years and got pretty good at it. When you are behind the trigger you need to know your target. I don't know the lay of the land where cheny was shooting the birds at, but you normally lead a bird with a shotgun. The man who was shot, was shot in the face, neck, and chest. That is telling me cheny jumped the trigger and did not know where his target was...... That is reckless. It was an accident, but like it has been mentioned in other posts, if it was you or me, we would be charged with reckless endangerment.

I did hear that cheny had been drinking before the accident. Gun powder and booze do not mix.

What saddens me is this will be another blow to the people who are responsible shooters.
post #38 of 43
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Originally Posted by abbycats
I did hear that cheny had been drinking before the accident. Gun powder and booze do not mix.
He had *one beer* at lunch, the incident occured 5 hours later... Alcohol doesn't last that long in your system.
post #39 of 43
Personally, I feel very sorry both for Dick Cheney, and Harry W, the guy who got shot. The only thing worse than feeling horrible about being behind the trigger on such and accident, would be worrying about how the press and public will attack you for what is obviously an accident.

I don't hunt, and never have, but it is a legal sport. Of all the criticisms that have ever been made of Cheney, I don't think anyone believes he is not a very methodical person. He did not try to shoot his friend. I'm sure he feels terrible.

I hope his friend recovers fully, too. And while I expect the press to have a fun time with this, accusing him of being drunk or trying to hide the story is ridiculous! They got health care first, then called the police...and once they knew Harry would be ok, and his family was notified, they alerted the press.
post #40 of 43
I saw the Cheney interview. I must not have seen the whole thing though because I missed HOW it happened. Did anyone catch that?
post #41 of 43
http://dickcheneyquailhunt.cf.huffingtonpost.com/

Play the game with Cheney on his hunting expedition.
post #42 of 43
He SHOTsomeone -- he should be feeling worse than embarrassed. He should be feeling ashamed, guilty, responsible --which still is not an excuse for hiding out until he feels better.

He is not forthright in anything and my understanding is that he did not notify the press, as would be expected since he is the vice-president of the U.S. and he shot someone and that person was in intensive care.

He left it up to the owner of the ranch to notify the press if she wanted to. She notified the local papers. Please correct me if I'm wrong about this.

It's the kind of "hunting" where the quails are released for the hunters.
post #43 of 43
On tuesday WI public radio and a hour session on this topic. It was wil some national reporter. The thing that bothers me is that when the sheriff's dept when to talk to him on this incident they were blown off by Cheney's men. What did they have to get a story down pat? Any shooting incident must be taken seriously by the parties involved and the parties who have to investigate these actions. Many hunter safety instructors called in and were appalled at the disregard Cheney and "his people" showed for law enforcement.
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