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Friday, February 17, 2006

Speaking of Cheney's Shooting

The media is now trying to get people to admit that alcohol played a factor in this shooting. Of course, once they do they will start saying "leading some to believe that the Vice President was under the influence of alcohol" to make it sound like he got drunk and went hunting. Fortunately, this isn't happening. As was reported by Fox News, Whittington (the victim if you remember) said alcohol was NOT involved.

Before a nurse asked the officers to "hurry up so Mr. Whittington could rest," Whittington "explained foremost there was no alcohol during the hunt and everyone was wearing the proper hunting attire of blaze orange," San Miguel reported.

As it turns out, Cheney admits to having had one 12 oz. beer during lunch. Hardly enough to cause a lack of judgement especially when coupled with a meal. One point I don't see being made is that Cheney has a bad heart. Having a bad heart, most likely means he's on blood thinners and as any heart patient will tell you, alcohol and those drugs are NOT to be mixed because it amplifies the effects of the drugs. That isn't to say the occasional drink like, say, a 12 oz. beer with a meal is off-limits, but a 6-pack and pretzles are not typically the types of things in which heart patients indulge.