“This was no hunting accident!”

It was bound to happen. Rumors are circulating among past, present, and future owners of the Brooklyn Bridge that Vice President Cheney’s hunting accident was in fact no accident at all.

The shooting, as columnist Barry Saunders writes, was intended as a Godfather-style message to Scooter Libby to keep his piehole shut on any possible future testimony that it was Cheney who ordered him to leak information about CIA operative Valerie Plame.

If the Cheney shooting was indeed intentional, I’d suggest two things for Scooter: 1) Do not respond to Cheney invitations to go hunting– and, as “from a friend” style advice, 2) For the love of God man, shed yourself of a nickname like “Scooter” in case you end up in general population.

Naturally, if you’re trying to scare somebody out of testifying against you the first thing you would do is go into the woods a thousand miles away and bust a cap on somebody completely disconnected from the Plame case.

If Saunders is right, should Libby stick to his story that it was Cheney who ordered him to execute the Plame leak, the rest of Cheney’s hunting partners should be very nervous– because one of them is about to wake up next to a horse head.


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