My God Man, he happens to be the Vice President of the United States Of America and I’d hope to hell he’d be given "special treatment"……….. and why would you even think he was just a "regular citizen" …………..?
Because under the law–remember the LAW–he IS, Frank. He’s apparently being cited for breaking one law in this episode–not having the required upland bird stamp. Ask Aaron Burr, the last Vice President to shoot someone. Sorry, but your Navy time may have convinced you those in power are different from the rest of us, but my experience then and with politicians before and since convinced me they are absolutely no different than the rest–some are downright incompetent and venal. And certainly the law does not give them a pass if they commit a crime. Only Congress can remove the VP from office, but any local DA can charge him with a crime if they have sufficient evidence he has committed one (and OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE, as a recent President learned) is a crime as is NEGLIGENT HOMICIDE. I’m not saying he committed either of those, but the local authorities have a right and duty to investigate that possibility no matter who he is.
Truth is, this is looking worse and worse for Dick because it’s looking more and more like he or his "people" may have been hiding something (aside from the lack of an upland bird stamp which they’ve now admitted) and intentionally cut a deal with local law enforcement to put off his being interviewed. The most obvious thing they may have been hiding, like I said before, is he had been DRINKING. We’ve recently discussed that in another context.