Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Who were the chicks with Harry and Dick?

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!

7 comments:

\m/ said...

also weren't they at one of those "hunting clubs" where you pay for a certain amount of caged birds (most likely with clipped wings) to be released into a "field" where you shoot them when they can't fly away.

how is this hunting?

not that i am a hunter, quite the contrary, but if you are going to hunt, then get up at 4am and go freeze your ass off all day waiting for something to come along naturally. anything else is just PETA bait.

Anonymous said...

Stupid. You CANNOT hunt quail from a blind, ya morons. That's for ducks and geese. Also, a hunting club doesn't necessarily release birds to shoot. In that part of the country, I'm sure that the birds were wild. The released birds don't have their wings clipped, and they most certainly can fly. You don't shoot birds on the ground. It's called ground slucing and its not sportsmanlike.

B.L. Sabob: now "completely heterosexual" said...

yeah, I've been reading about those hunting clubs. They call it "Canned hunting." Completely repulsive. There's nothing sportmanlike about it. It doesn't even rise to the term "hunting" its just a fucking slaughter, pure and simple. Anyone engaging in that kind of activity is lower than snake shit. I was feeling sorry for Whittington, but if he was engaging in this kind of "sport" he got what he deserved.

I would call these assholes "animals" but that would be an insult to animals. They are human sewage.

read about this abominable practice here:
http://www.hsus.org/legislation_laws/wayne_pacelle_the_animal_advocate/cheneys_canned_kill_and_other_hunting_excesses_of_the_bush_administration.html

Anonymous said...

"Where am I going? And why am I in this HANDBASKET?"

Anonymous said...

We trained hard - but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams we were reorganized. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing, and what a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while actually producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization.

BlackLabelAxe said...

Alright, nobody except you has even suggested foulplay involving the females, so you can't call yourself a hero for not pushing the theory.

You also can't say that if the same thing happened to a liberal, that Bush apologists would rush to accuse the liberal of such things.

If anybody hunts birds with clipped wings in a controlled atmosphere, I agree with you that they are total pussies. I also think that Spanish traditional bullfighters are a crock of shit, and I cheer for the bulls. Killing an animal that's not at the top of its game is not sportsmanlike at all.

Fortunately, it looks like they were shooting wild birds, not glorified captive animals. The VP missed and hit an old rich guy, which sucks for his already rock-bottom public image.

B.L. Sabob: now "completely heterosexual" said...

both those assholes got what they deserved.

Actually, the roles should have been reversed