UPDATED: The Dick-files

UPDATE: From trampoline, comes this good catch:

CNN's "Quail Hunting With Dick" timeline varies notably from other accounts, and includes this entry at 7:30pm: "Andrew Card tells President Bush that there has been a hunting accident, unaware at the time that the vice president was involved."
Not only does the timeline presented by CNN (doubtless presented to them by Scott McClellan or other trusted sources) seem suspiciously tidy, but this arbitrary "Mr. President, there's been a hunting accident. We don't know who shot whom, or what type of game was missed in the process, but we thought you should know" thing sounds tres fishy.


Jane Hamsher finds a fascinating discussion in her comments section questioning the wisdom and honesty of the decisions following Cheney's hunting accident. As in: these supposed experts -- docs and secret service -- failed to do the single most important thing following a severe gunshot wound: get him to the nearest Goddam trauma center pronto.
...what they were thinking of when they decided that the 78 year old victim of severe gunshot wounds needed the slow ambulance ride to the local non-trauma hospital - rather than the fast chopper ride to the trauma center?
Another responds:
At the smaller hospital there would be fewer prying eyes- and it's possible some of em knew a doc there who could be counted on. Once they went to the big hospital- the chances of keeping it covered up evaporated.
The first, a doctor, adds:
Earlier in the week Whittington's hospital said they were involved in his care when he developed cardiac complications.
Then Whittington's hospital changed the story to say they needed to consult with the doctors who had first treated the patient, hence the need to involve the White House docs in the care of the victim their boss shot some days before.
Another commenter finds that Whittington, the victim is under the care of a doctor who was charged with "inappropriately prescribing excessive controlled substances to numerous patients." (FireDogLake)

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