I’m glad to hear that according to the NY Times the press is in an uproar over the 24-hour delay in announcing that Buckshot Dick had plugged one of his hunting companions. The shooting happened on Saturday and apparently it wasn’t even until Sunday morning that Bucky got around to thinking about releasing the information to the press:
In an interview, Ms. Armstrong said that it did not occur to anyone in the hunting party to make news of the shooting public immediately, but that no one, including Mr. Cheney, had called for holding it back. She said Mr. Cheney participated in discussions on Sunday morning about disclosing the incident, agreeing that it should be made public but deferring to the Armstrong family on how to do so.
So you’re the VP. You just shot somebody. Yet you give no thought till 24 hours later that the world might want to know what you’d done?? Come on! And the following is a lu-lu too:
On Sunday morning, Ms. Armstrong tipped off her local newspaper, the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, to the story. It was later picked up by national wire services and confirmed by Mr. Cheney’s office.
So let’s say you want to be able to say you released a story to the press while still burying it so it’ll get little or no coverage–at least for another couple of hours, thereby buying you additional time in the race to stifle a very embarrassing story. Of course you release it to the small local paper that no one pays attention to (except Corpus Christi residents).
We all knew that these guys managed the news and bought it when they couldn’t manage it enough. Here’s yet another example.
The Times also reports that at a meeting today with Cheney, Pal Georgy warned him the press would join the meeting at its end. Guess who scurried out the back door like a fraidy-cat? That’s right, ‘ol Buckshot.