Sunday, February 19, 2006

Call the Texas Bar Association

Lawyers have lots of duties including a duty to be truthful. Lying to a sheriff’s deputy who is conducting an investigation into what may or may not be criminal behavior is a big no-no. Does it lead to disbarment? I suppose that in Texas it depends on how well-connected the attorney is.

The investigating officer from the Kenedy County sheriff's department, after interviewing Harry Whittington, Esq. in the hospital, reported that Cheney's victim “explained foremost there was no alcohol during the hunt.”

Turns out that the victim was foremost lying. My source: Vice-president Richard Cheney, and his designated spokesperson for the incident, Katharine Armstrong.

The Dallas Morning Newsreported on February 16 that “[r]anch owner Katharine Armstrong ... said Wednesday that the [Cheney's] group ate lunch about 1 p.m.” Cheney acknowledged that he “had a beer at lunch” and “didn't go back into the field to hunt quail until about, oh, sometime after 3 p.m.”

Sounds to me like Cheney was drinking about 2 hours before he took up arms.

Someone should notify the Texas Bar Association.

“… and tell ’em Big Mitch sent ya!”

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