May 23, 2013
Cheney Admits to Drinking Before Accident
Posted on Feb 15, 2006
Think Progress: In his interview with Fox News this afteroon, Vice President Dick Cheney confirmed to reporter Brit Hume that he consumed alcohol prior to the shooting incident. Hume reported that Cheney admitted to having at least “a beer at lunch.”
This morning, ThinkProgress posed some questions the media should ask about the role of alcohol in the accident.
UPDATE: Mr. Whittington’s doctors “had no comment on whether Whittington’s blood alcohol level had been tested after the accident.”
(Hat tip for above: Think Progress.)
In his Fox News interview, Cheney admitted to drinking a beer at lunch before the hunt, which took place a few hours later. (Hat tip: Think Progress.)
If this is true, it’s probably not a big deal. It takes only an hour to get a beer out of your system—less time if you’re Cheney’s size. (But if Cheney was low-balling the amount he drank, it wouldn’t be the first time he misled the public.)
UPDATE: AMERICAblog reports that MSNBC’s website “scrubbed” a reference to Cheney’s drinking.
Previous item: Cheney: I’m Sorry for Shooting, Not Sorry for the Delay
Next item: Steamed Rice
New and Improved Comments