Cheat-Seeking Missles

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Wanna Bet?

This just in from AP:
SARITA, Texas (AP) - The sheriff's department closed its investigation Thursday into Dick Cheney's accidental shooting of a hunting partner and said no charges will be filed.

The Kenedy County Sheriff's Department issued a report that supports Cheney's account of the weekend accident that wounded 78-year-old lawyer Harry Whittington. Whittington, interviewed in the hospital, also assured investigators no one was drinking at the time and everyone was wearing bright orange safety gear.

Sheriff's dispatcher Diana Mata, speaking for the department, said the case is closed and no charges will be filed.

My headline, "Wanna Bet?" references Ms. Mata's statement that the case is closed. Given the tenor of the howls coming out of the press corps, I'd say it's hardly closed.

It's just our interest in the story that's closed ... except for much hoped-for news of the continuing recovery of Harry Whittington.