Friday, February 24, 2006
The sheriff that had been investigating Dead-Eye Dick and The Birdseed Incident down in Texas has finally released the six eyewitness accounts of the accidental shooting. As reported by The Smoking Gun (TSG) this week Kenedy County Sheriff Ramon Salinas finally made public the statements given to police by ranch owners Katharine Armstrong and Sarita Armstrong Hixon, ranch employees Gerardo Medellin, Michael Hubert, and Oscar Medellin, and guest Pamela Willeford, the U.S. ambassador to Switzerland. The full eyewitness statements are available on TSG website.
But the question still remains over whether Cheney was drinking prior to the shooting, and whether or not his victim and/or other members in his party has consumed alcohol as well. The eyewitnesses, as well as the veep himself, have given conflicting accounts of wine and beer consumption at certain points during the day. And a common disclaimer to their statements is "To the best of my knowledge..." Now we all know that that's a legal-cover-your-ass maneuver. Can people not really know whether they and/or their day-long companions were drinking or not? Highly doubtful.
Now of course, a few brewski's and perhaps a few shots of Jack Daniels might fully explain this bizarre incident now, wouldn't it?