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Secret Service Agent Says Cheney Drunk

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by RockRambler, Feb 22, 2006.

  1. RockRambler

    RockRambler New Member

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    Maybe if the pressure on this story keeps us Cheny will resign and Condi Rice will replace him. [​IMG]
     
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    There is no story.

    Cheney will not resign.
     
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    Immediately after shooting Harry Whittington in the face, Cheney, rather than having victim flown to Corpus Christi Hospital in his helicopter, sent the shooting victim to smaller hospital, further away, by car.
    What A-Pal, Dick shoots Harry then sends him on a scenic tour to the Hopital.
     
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    Is Capital Hill Blue a credible news agency, I have never heard of them before, which means nothing at all, just curious
     
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    If he was drunk then he is probably guilty of a felony. As opposed to liberals who don't think their "guy" should be punished for "minor" violations, I think Bush should ask for his resignation if this is true. If it is true and he doesn't then one or both of them should face impeachment.

    I generally support Bush. I think the impeachment stuff over Plame, WMD intel, etc is just absurd. However, a felony is a felony- and an offense for which a high elected official should be removed from office. I said that when Clinton was in trouble and I have no qualms about saying it now.
     
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    No. It's an online tabloid. The OP story is gossip, and Christians should refrain from gossip. Doesn't matter of the subject of it is Dick Cheney, Ted Kennedy, or the local newspaper boy.
     
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    One thing stands out to me as casting doubt on this story -- that it quotes Secret Service agents. In the church I served as pastor until recently there are two Secret Service agents, one of whom is in the Presidential Protection detail. They WILL NOT talk about what happens or what they see .. not even to their own families, not to their pastor (I know!), and certainly not to the press.
     
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    Won't matter. Cheney's boss has a history of drunken driving and lying about it. He's likely to be sympathetic.

    Since Cheney is an elected official, I'm wondering if there's anything Bush could do anyway.
     
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    Johnv and Joseph are correct. Ignore the story.
     
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    This is an excerpt of what was posted on MSNBC website:
    There are six new affidavits from members of the shooting party. Most are dated Feb. 15, four days after the shooting. One is dated Feb. 17, almost a week after the vice president accidentally shot his friend, Harry Whittington. Some law enforcement experts say that's an unusually long period of time, after a shooting, to gather written statements from witnesses. Ideally, they say, investigators like to get such affidavits when memories are still fresh, and can't be influenced by other witness accounts.

    This could only happen to Dick Cheney.
     
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    Yes, it has been ahead of other news sources on some stories.
     
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    It hardly needs to be pointed out that none of this would be an issue, if law enforcement people had not been prevented from entering the ranch and interviewing witnesses.

    Unless they really had something to hide, of course.

    When people act like they're hiding something, other people tend to think that they do have something to hide. It might be that Cheney was just being himself, and hid because that's his first instinct.

    Or maybe there was a good reason. Either way, he's goofed again.
     
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    .... and of repenting of that lifestyle as compared to unrepentants that you have either defended or else failed to condemn while voicing their political positions: Clinton, Kennedy, Kerry, etc.
     
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    Reminds me of what the defenders of the Patriot Act(s) and it's "sneak and peek" provision were saying not to long ago. Which is about to pass in an expanded version soon, btw.

    "if you don't have anything to hide you don't have anything to worry about" [​IMG]
     
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    Oh, Capital Hill Blue.

    For a minute there, I thought you were serious.
     
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    Originally posted by The Galatian:
    Won't matter. Cheney's boss has a history of drunken driving and lying about it. He's likely to be sympathetic.

    Repentence is cheap. Reforming is hard. I watched a lot of people "repent" after getting caught.

    Clinton repented. More extensively and more publicly than Bush ever did. When did Bush ever say "I am a thief, and I am sorry?"

    When Bush lost his license for drunken driving, he "repented" but still perjured himself by submitting a document saying he was a social drinker.

    I've criticized Kennedy. I've even told Kennedy jokes here. You might want to apologize for that one, if you have a conscience.

    Some of us think putting one's life on the line for one's country is nothing to be ashamed of. I can see why you like Bush.
     
  18. Bro. Curtis

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    The bottom line is.....

    If after I was seen drinking, I went hunting birds, without a bird permit, and shot my friend in the face, life as I know it would cease. I'd be in a heap o' trouble.
     
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    And from a republican point of view...

    Senator Chuck Hagel (Republican,Nebraska and a veteran) on Cheney:
    "If he'd been in the military, he would have learned gun safety."

    The Omaha World-Herald

    [​IMG]
     
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    I wonder if the Honorable Mr. Hagel ever heard of "friendly fire"?

    Sounds like he sacrificed good sense for momentary chuckles.
     
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