Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Vice shooter would only get hand slapped if hunter dies.

I'm sure this Harry Whittington fellow that Cheney shot is probably your typical hardnosed republican bastard, but I'm really starting to feel sorry for him. Cheney's minions are already busy swift-sliming him and claiming he's the one to blame for getting in Darth's way and now---to add insult to peppering---people are actually speculating on what happens if he dies. (Cheney & Co. have probably already made it clear to him he'd be better off dead if he says anything other than it was an accident and entirely his fault.)

AP: "DALLAS - If the man wounded by Dick Cheney dies, the vice president could -- in theory at least --face criminal charges, even though the shooting was an accident. Dallas defense attorney David Finn, who has been a state and a federal prosecutor, said Wednesday that a Texas grand jury could bring a charge of criminally negligent homicide if there is evidence the vice president knew or should have known 'there was a substantial or unjustifiable risk that his actions would result in him shooting a fellow hunter.'The charge carries up to two years behind bars, but with no previous felonies Cheney would be eligible for probation, the former prosecutor said."

Great! So you see, he could continue on as the vice-president just like Aaron Burr did. George Washington intercepted mail and Burr killed Alexander Hamilton, there's plenty of evidence that the vice-executive has the right to kill anyone he wants.

Cheney shares other similarities to Burr: The history of the US Senate says that Burr, "Became one of the most maligned and mistrusted figures of his era and, without question, the most controversial vice president of the early republic."

Probably the only vice president more controversial than Burr in the 19th century anyway, was Richard Johnson, Van Buren's vice who "openly acknowledged his slave mistress and mulatto daughters and devoted himself more to the customers of his tavern than to his Senate duties." Johnson, in fact sold his first slave mistress into slavery when he found out she was playing around on him and then took up with her sister. Quite a guy.

See, so Cheney isn't that bad. If he was younger though, you never know...


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