Beer at the Dick Cheney quail shooting party?
Were alcoholic beverages available at the meal prior to the Dick Cheney hunting incident? Were Cheney, Harry Whittington, or others in their party drinking?
The "NBC Investigative Unit" report "Cheney's hunting host lobbied White House" originally contained this paragraph:
[Ranch owner Katharine Armstrong] also told NBC News that she does not believe alcohol was involved in the accident. She says she believes no one that day was drinking, although she says there may have been beer available during a picnic lunch that preceded the incident. "There may be a beer or two in there," she said, "but remember not everyone in the party was shooting."
That paragraph has since been removed...
Apparently she said this during a telephone interview. I can think of absolutely no reason to remove that paragraph, since the article was probably reviewed by an editor who listened to the (presumably taped) interview before it was published to the web.
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