What I wanna know is twofold. Did the hospital ER report the gunshot wound to the local authorities, and if so, why wasn't the investigation immediate? It appears from all reputable sources that the local police were apparently not "allowed" to interview anyone (read: Cheney) until the morning after the night before - and so - did anyone actually get a blood alcohol level drawn at any time even remotely near the time the incident took place? Both things should have been standard ER procedure from what I know....but, hey, what do I know? I only worked in an ER and on an ambulance for 13 1/2 years....and I'm barely old enough to remember Chappaquiddick.....not that there are any similarities or anything. Maybe Texas just does things differently than Indiana does.
Maybe there were special circumstances that I don't know about.
Maybe pigs fly.