Thursday, February 16, 2006

What's Good For the Goose...

Vice-President Cheney accidentally shot his friend over the weekend, but news of the incident was not reported to the press until eighteen hours later. Now, the Press Corp (and some Democrats - trust me, it's the usual suspects) are complaining - a lot - that the public should have been made aware much sooner. After all, the public has a right to know.

Or do they?

Senate Minority Leader Reid Had Mild Stroke
Friday, August 19, 2005

Asked why announcement of the event was delayed for three days, [Reid press secretary Tessa]Hafen said, "The reason was the tests and the evaluations that they were doing. We wanted to make sure we knew what we were announcing. You need conclusive information."

I know what you're thinking - Harry Reid is just a senator. Dick Cheney is the Vice-President. Granted, but I think it's interested that the reason given for delaying the release of information is the same one given by Cheney.

Okay, how about this one...

Memo Links First Lady To Handling Of Suicide Note
August 27, 1996

The same day Hillary Clinton was scheduled to speak at the Democratic National Convention, newly released documents suggest she was behind the 30-hour delay in releasing late White House counsel Vincent Foster's suicide note to authorities.

Oh really?

The newly released memo, written by White House lawyer Miriam Nemetz, quotes then-White House chief of staff Mack McLarty as saying Mrs. Clinton "was very upset and believed the matter required further thought and the president should not yet be told" about Foster's note.

According to the document, Mrs. Clinton "said they should have a coherent position and should have decided what to do before they told the president."

That Hillary...always such a little helper!

Republicans have been baffled over why the president wasn't told about Foster's note for 30 hours when the first lady knew about it immediately.

It's a good thing Republicans were baffled about it, because no one seemed to be.

My, how times change!

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