This was linked on reddit. Lots of interesting info about the people involved and the circumstances, but the headline claim is one of those “inside sources” things that will remain completely unverifiable one way or another unless whoever leaked this to Capitol Hill Blue keeps on leaking to others.
I dunno. I think this whole “shooting an old man in the face” thing is pretty damn trivial compared to lying to start a war and setting up one’s favorite corporate old cronies for massive war profiteering. This was clearly an accident (whether a reckless, drunk accident or not). Nobody died.
Think though if Cheney’d actually killed the guy. Conspiracy theorists would go nuts with that. It’d be like that whole Vincent Foster/Clinton Body Count thing. “What did he know, that he had to be offed in a so-called ‘Hunting Accident’?”
Glad we missed out on that.