So we toss a woman in the line of fire until Dick can get enough cover put together, and the script writers enough to work out what all the facts are....
CHENEY: It isn't easy to do that. Are they going to take my word for what happened? There is, obviously...
HUME: You could have put the statement out in the name of whoever you wanted, and you could put it out in the name of Mrs. Katharine Armstrong, if you wanted to. She's the one who made the statement.
CHENEY: Exactly — that's what we did. We went to Mrs. Armstrong. We had -- she was the one who put out the statement, and she was the most credible one there because she was a witness, in terms of saying here's what happened.
HUME: Right, I understood that. Now, the suspicion grows in some quarters that this was an attempt to minimize it by having it first appear in a little paper and appear like a little hunting incident down in a remote corner of Texas.
CHENEY: There isn't any way this was going to be minimized, but it was important to be accurate. I do think, from what I've experienced over the years here in Washington has been the media outlets have proliferated, speed has become sort of a driving force, lots of times at the expense of accuracy, and I wanted to make sure we got it as accurate as possible.
[ cf FauxNewsAlledgeInterview ]
Then we get to the Money Shot, as they say
And I think Katharine was an excellent choice. I don't know who you could get better as a basic source for the story than the witness who saw the whole thing….
HUME: On another subject, court filings have indicated that Scooter Libby has suggested that his superiors — unidentified — authorized the release of some classified information. What do you know about that?
CHENEY: There's nothing I can talk about, Brit. It's an issue that's been under investigation for a couple of years. I've cooperated fully, including being interviews done by a special prosecutor. All of it's now going to trial. Scooter is entitled to the presumption of innocence. He is a great guy. I worked with him for a long time. I have tremendous regard for him. I may well be called as a witness at some point in the case and it is therefore inappropriate for me to comment on any facet of the case.
Hum... it has been how many MONTHS NOW that Dick has been looking for some woman to push out in front of Him, and apparently Scooter Libby is just now, well, the Girl Like Katherine has been... Is that what we are suppose to be buying into here? That the reality of when and How DICK ducks for cover, is well, still as problematic as ever.