Cheney was 'drunk'

According to Doug Thompson, a written report from a secret service agent guarding Dick Cheney, the Veep was "clearly inebriated" at the time of the shooting.

What other cause for delay in reporting the incident if not time to sober up? According to Thompson, "When asked if a blood alcohol test had been performed on Whittington, the doctors who treated him...refused to answer," and "One admits privately he was ordered by the Secret Service to 'never discuss the case with the press.'"

Whether Cheney had the "one beer with lunch" as he admits, or whether he slugged a few more, the blood thinners he takes for his bum ticker could, according to doctors, make him "legally drunk now after consuming just one drink."

There's a big difference between an accidental shooting and an accidental shooting: "If Cheney was legally drunk at the time of the shooting, he could be guilty of a felony under Texas law and the shooting, ruled an accident by a compliant Kenedy County Sheriff, would be a prosecutable offense." (CapitiolHillBlue)

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