Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Crisis Mgmt 101

They've failed again. CNN.com - Hunter shot by Cheney hasminor heart attack - Feb 14, 2006:
During Tuesday's White House news conference, spokesman Scott McClellan was asked if waiting 14 hours after the shooting before Cheney spoke with police was appropriate, and whether an average citizen would have been afforded the same amount of time.

"That was what was arranged with the local law enforcement authorities," McClellan said. "You ought to ask them that question."
Sheriff's deputies in Kenedy County, near Corpus Christi, questioned Cheney on Sunday and Whittington on Monday.
This is the central problem for Cheney...why did you wait until the day after to permit yourself to be interviewed by authorities? Josh Marshall picked up an AP piece that reports a Sheriff's deputy showed up at the ranch on Saturday, the same day of the shooting, to speak to Cheney but was turned away by the Secret Service. You see, "arrangements had already been made to interview the vice president..." "....the following morning at 8 a.m....". Why, oh why, would one wait a day to be interviewed? We're waiting....