Just saw ultra rightwing newsreader Brit Hume on Fox previewing his interview with the vice president about the hunting accident in which Cheney shot fellow hunter Harry Whittington. Hume says Cheney said he had one beer with lunch.
Supposedly, the shooting happened around 5:30 p.m. so he wasn’t feeling the effects of the alcohol.
Hume — who resembles Herman Munster more each day — also growled that only “Bush and Cheney haters” are saying the vice president was drunk when he shot Whittington.
Hume added that there was no evidence Cheney was drunk — ignoring the fact that there is no evidence because the vice president waited until the next morning to allow himself to be interviewed by a local sheriff, at which point there was no point in administering a blood alcohol test. So for all we know, Cheney could have had a twelve pack of Bud tall boys in him when he pulled the trigger.
Generally it is illegal to use firearms while drinking, althoughTexas may be different.