Sunday, February 12, 2006

Duck Season! Wabbit Season! Lawyer Season!

As I'm sure you've already heard, Vice President Cheney shot his hunting partner during their recent hunting trip here in good ol' Texas. OMG, it cracks me up! Can't wait to see what The Daily Show has to say about it tomorrow nite.

For those who haven't heard about it, here's a brief write up I found over at Guardian Unlimited Cheney Shoots, Asks Questions Later

Never sneak up behind Dick Cheney when he has a gun in his hand. That is the painful lesson learned by Texas lawyer Harry Whittington, 78, in a hunting accident at the weekend.

Mr Whittington, the United States vice-president, and a third person went quail shooting on Saturday at one of the grandest ranches in Texas. While Mr Cheney and the third man laid in wait for the quail, Mr Whittington approached them from behind without signalling his presence. Just then the quail were flushed out.

The owner of the ranch, Katharine Armstrong, witnessed the incident. "The vice-president didn't see him," she told the Associated Press news agency. "He picked out a bird and shot and, my God, Harry was in the line of fire and got peppered pretty good. "It broke the skin," she said. "It knocked him silly. But he was fine. He was talking. His eyes were open. It didn't get in his eyes or anything like that." Mrs Armstrong added that these things happen "from time to time - you know, I've been peppered pretty well myself".

Fortunately for Mr Whittington, a millionaire lawyer from Austin, the vice-president's medical team, on permanent call due to his sometimes fragile physical condition, were nearby.

"Fortunately, the vice-president has got a lot of medical people round him and they were right there," Mrs Armstrong said. "He has an ambulance permanently on call and it came immediately."

Although the incident occurred at 5.30pm, Mr Whittington was not admitted to the nearby Corpus Christi Memorial hospital until 8.15pm. He was treated for birdshot injuries to the neck, chest and face, and was said to be in good condition and good spirits. Yesterday, he was visited by Mr Cheney at the hospital.

First, I find it disturbingly arrogant that there is no mention, either on television or in any of the articles I've read that Cheney ever even apologized (typical). Second, I find it somewhat bemusing that Cheney "...has an ambulance permanently on call..." Yeah, I would too if I had a heart attack every 6 months. Thirdly, why'd it take them nearly 3 hours to get him to the local hospital? Did they have to get their stories straight first or what? Sorry kids, there's no way you can spin this one in a positive light. Oh wait, maybe they can say Cheney was "liberating" the buckshot from its oppressive locale. LOL! Whatever.

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