Attempting to defuse the controversy over the decision to place the operation of several key American ports in the hands of a company based in Dubai, Vice President Dick Cheney said today that he would personally patrol those ports with a 28-gauge shotgun.
The Associated Press (not exactly an ultra-liberal organization) says the account of the vice president’s hunting accident is full of inconsistencies.
Newsday points out that the medical diagram in Cheney’s accident report is incorrect.
Truthdig says: It strains credulity to suggest, as the White House has, that the vice president couldn’t inform the national media of the incident while also ensuring proper medical care of the guy on the receiving end of his shotgun blast.
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