|McClellan conceals truth about Whittington's condition.|
For 22 hours, the White House concealed
the fact that Vice President Cheney had inadvertantly shot a 78-year old man,
The White House continues to withhold critical
information from the press. In a press conference today, hospital administrator
Peter Banko said that the White House had been informed that Mr. Whittington
suffered a heart attack between 9:30-10AM this morning. Watch
UPDATE II (1:38 pm/Pacific): I've really got to add this up front. Josh Marshall is asking the critical question, which I posed very early this morning. Make sure you check out his latest post. Now I return you to the body of the original post on the “Dick Cheney Cover-Up.” …
Vice President Dick Cheney, Scott McClellan and the White House
made a conscious choice to provide further fiction instead of facts this morning.
Why not? It's paid off so far. But people are catching on. Amazing what a medical
briefing on a heart attack can do to the public's interest in a story.
But that didn't stop the Administration from pushing the propaganda
into the preposterous earlier today, when they went from Whittington was “peppered,”
which believe me was bad enough, to the man got shot with “bbs.”
Unfortunately for the McClellan's spin, which was actually down right fabrication,
not to mention the continuance of a cover-up, Whittington now has birdshot
lodged in his heart muscle.
Corpus Christi Caller Times, TX – 8 hours
… experience might have a tough time visualizing the damage Harry Whittington
sustained when he … “We can pretty much see that at least over
200 BBs have touched … Google
search – Because no one else has it
After registering, the article above is still available, with the original
“200 pellets” fact intact. See it while you can.
shooter simulates the accident, its injuries
We'll wait to make a judgment until we do our own “expert shooter” analysis.
People with no hunting experience might have a tough
time visualizing the damage Harry Whittington sustained when he was sprayed
with birdshot Saturday afternoon. To see what the injuries might have looked like, Caller-Times
photographer George Gongora, an avid shooter, simulated the accident Monday
morning at Corpus Christi Pistol & Rifle Club. He fired at a paper target
30 yards away with his 28-gauge shotgun loaded with birdshot shells.
“We can pretty much see that at least over 200
BBs have touched this area right here,” Gongora said, motioning to the
face and torso area of the target.
The bottom line is that Dick Cheney's story is crumbling. If you
have a blog or if you post on blogs, get out there and stir up the comment
sections, especially on RedstateRacists.
Let me also say this, that we are praying for Mr. Whittington.
This is very serious for a 78-year old man. Don't kid yourself about that and
know the vice president's office is quaking. Fox “News” even had Brit
Hume on after the medical team briefed. He was stuttering. If Whittington dies,
GOD FORBID, it's not unlikely that Dick Cheney will at least offer his resignation.
It won't be just over Whittington, but this shooting accident could very well
be the tipping point.
UPDATE I: Paul Begala is on CNN right now (1:30 p.m./Pacific) with a dayglo hat and vest on, complete with pellets from a shotgun. Classic stuff.