Friday, February 17, 2006

Dick Cheney, Armed and Hammered*, on Friday? Or Saturday?

After receiving a tip, I watched Harry Whittington's statement on TV today and was weirded out by the guy behind him. Here's a picture from yahoo, telling us he's "David Frum, the vice president of Business Development and Strategic Planning for Christus Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi-Memorial Hospital." I thought he must have had a hand in writing Whittington's statement, he got so into it.

The guy couldn't stop grinning and mugging every two seconds. (Check out the Crooks & Liars video of the press conference.) Until Whittington said, about 58 seconds into the press conference, "That's what happened last Friday." Frum darted his eyes to the left to someone behind Whittington, completely exposing the whites of his eyes. The grinning and mugging stopped for about 10 seconds.

Now, it has been reported in the parroting corporate media that the incident happened on Saturday. Or did it? I'd like to get ahold of pop-eyed David Frum and give him the John Yoo treatment.

PHOTO CAPTION: Austin attorney Harry Whittington talks with reporters Friday, Feb. 17, 2006, in front of the hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas, where he has been recovering after being shot by Vice President Dick Cheney in a hunting accident Saturday. David Frum, the vice president of Business Development and Strategic Planning for Christus Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi-Memorial hospital, is at left. (AP Photo/Paul Iverson)

: Actually, I think yahoo got his name wrong, because when I put "Frum" into, I found that FRUM, ROBERT MR CORPUS CHRISTI,TX 78404, Occupation CHRISTUS SPOHN HEALTH SYSTEM/VP MAR, gave $250 on 11/9/04 to the Texas Hospital Association. (FEC filing.)

Update #2: The Christus Spohn Health System website lists his name as David Frum (via Anonymous commenter at Crooks & Liars).

*Dick Cheney: Armed and Hammered another classic headline from firedoglake.


Sean said...

I wish I had read this a while back...Excellent ID on the bug-eyed dude. Frum is an interesting name, no? It rang a bell...a fat little rightwing bell named David Frum, a double-talking winger talking head with a claim to cable fame stemming from his self-proclaimed (1st story) authorship of an early version (2nd story) of the eventual phrase "Axis of Evil".
--Truth, I hope you read this. It's a shame there isn't some sort of on line space for inter blog promote new ideas and refine current ones...but, better seeing this post late than never.

truth said...

Sean, thanks! I tried to email you, but you have a non-public blogger identity.

I see a lot of my material on which aggregates about 500 lefty blogs.