How Long Until This Gets Its Own Gate?
In the continued absence of any coverage in the liberal media, one intrepid celebrity blogger has been keeping alive the story of Dick Cheney's phantom visit to the hospital in Vail last week. I mentioned it a couple of days ago, as have a number of other bloggers, but Arianna Huffington, who originally broke the story, isn't just keeping it buoyant by talking about it, she's breaking new ground. You may recall that, although the hospital in Vail denied Cheney had been there, Cheney's office did admit stopping in, but only so the Veep could have an orthopedist look at an "old football injury." But it turns out, Arianna tells us, that the top orthopedist Cheney reportedly met with, Dr. Richard Steadman, was not actually at the hospital when the vice presidential motorcade dropped by (and hadn't been all day). Hmmmmm. As of yet, there's no response from the Vice President. Will there be more information? Arianna claims the hospital is reminding all its employees that talking about the situation could result in five years of jail time (ten if the talk is malicious). Now that the official cover story is in tatters, will the liberal media pick up the story? All I can say is that my breath is not bated.