So, could the reason that the Bush administration failed to report the fact that Darth Cheney shot a man in the face for nearly 24 hours have anything to do with the fact that the two men were out in a nice cozy little shooting blind with two women who were not their wives? That's right, Dick and Harry's shooting companions were U.S. ambassador to Switzerland, Pamela Willeford and the divorced Katharine Armstrong. Think its time to start testing someone's blue dress for gunshot residue?
Think 24 hours was enough time for everyone to get their stories straight?
Now, before some of you start freaking out and begin composing Tin Foil Hat and Black Helicopter responses, let me make one thing perfectly clear. I believe that the Veep's association with these women is completely legitimate and above board (at least sexually speaking), and any suggestion to the contrary is ridiculous speculation.
So why mention it at all?
To put this image in all of your heads: can you imagine the uproar, speculation, accusations, jokes and investigations that would occur if it had been Clinton, Kerry or God forbid, Kennedy who shot someone in the face while hanging out with a woman that was not his wife? The Mainstream "Librul Medya" and rightwing bloggers would frothing at the mouth with sexual innuendo if this happened to a Democrat. Matt Drudge would be soiling himself right now. Bill "Falafel King" O'Reilly would be howling at the moon. "Brown Shirt" Annie Coulter would be calling for an execution. Limbaugh would be, well... Limbaugh.
By the way; U.S. ambassador to Switzerland, sounds like a pretty sweet gig, doesn't it? Wonder how one lands such a cushy gig? According to Open Secrets, "Willeford and her immediate family contributed a total of $23,200 to Republicans during the 2000, 2002 and 2004 election cycles, including $7,000 to the Bush campaigns and an additional $500 to the Bush-Cheney recount fund established after the 2000 election." That's how.
And as for the Armstrong family, WhiteHouseForSale.org has this to say: "True conservatives might choke on their javelina steaks if they knew that Tobin Armstrong dunned the government for $11,336 in farm subsidies between 1995 and 2002, according to the Environmental Working Group. Anne Armstrong served as: a close advisor to President Nixon; President Ford’s British Ambassador; and approved covert actions on the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board under Reagan. A veteran of blue-chip corporate boards, Anne Armstrong was a Halliburton director when that corporation hired Cheney. She is Kay Bailey Hutchison’s best friend..."
Finally, an MSNBC story posted earlier today quoted an Administration spokeswoman admitting that there were "a couple of beers involved" but when I pulled up the same article 15 minutes ago, the quote had been pulled. That's right, they scrubbed the article. Wonder where the pressure came from for that move.
Damn Liberal Media!