Cheney Accidentally Shoots Fellow Hunter


Wondering what the big story in the blogosphere will be this week will be? Wonder no more…

WASHINGTON (AP) – Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot and injured a man during a weekend quail hunting trip in Texas, his spokeswoman said Sunday.

Harry Whittington, 78, was “alert and doing fine” after Cheney sprayed Whittington with shotgun pellets on Saturday at the Armstrong Ranch in south Texas, said property owner Katharine Armstrong.

Armstrong said Cheney turned to shoot a bird and accidentally hit Whittington. She said Whittington was taken to Corpus Christi Memorial Hospital by ambulance.

Cheney’s spokeswoman, Lea Anne McBride, said the vice president was with Whittington, a lawyer from Austin, Texas, and his wife at the hospital on Sunday afternoon.Cartoon protests? That is so last week… This week it’s “peppering

This story should make for some positively insane postings at Democratic Underground

Update: Among the DU quips about Cheney hunting more often with Bush, I did find this semi-ironic tidbit. Cheney’s “victim,” Harry Whittington, is the presiding commissioner of the Texas Funeral Service Commission…

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