Lawrence O’Donnell’s Hunting Accident Explanation: Cheney Was Drunk

Television producer and “McLaughlin Group” regular Lawrence O’Donnell is offering an explanation of the now infamous weekend quail hunting accident at the Huffington Post: Vice President Dick Cheney was drunk. O’Donnell’s proof? All the lawyers that he’s talked to since the news of this event was first released on Sunday say so, and wealthy Republicans are all drunks. I’m not kidding.

O’Donnell began his piece:

The L.A. Times is edging closer to the most likely reason for the 18 hour delay in reporting that the Vice President of the United States shot someone:

“‘This was a hunting accident,’ said Gilbert San Miguel, chief deputy of the Kenedy County Sheriff's Office. ‘There was no alcohol or misconduct.’"

Much like the Richard Dreyfuss character in the movie "Jaws," O’Donnell doesn’t believe this was a hunting accident:

“How do we know there was no alcohol? Cheney refused to talk to local authorities until the next day. No point in giving him a breathalyzer then. Every lawyer I've talked to assumes Cheney was too drunk to talk to the cops after the shooting. The next question for the White House should be: Was Cheney drunk?”

And just how does O’Donnell reach his conclusion? “I have never gone hunting with ultra-rich Republicans on a Saturday afternoon, but I have seen them tailgating at Ivy League football games, so it's hard for me to believe that any of their Saturday lunches are alcohol free.”

I think the next question the White House should be asking is whether or not O’Donnell was drunk when he wrote this piece.

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.