Just As I Thought

Guns don’t kill people, vice presidents kill people

imageOkay, he didn’t kill the man, but still… I know I shouldn’t laugh at this unfortunate accident but really, Dick Cheney and firearms don’t mix.

Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot and wounded a companion during a weekend quail hunting trip in Texas, spraying the fellow hunter in the face and chest with shotgun pellets.

Harry Whittington, a millionaire attorney from Austin, was “alert and doing fine” in a Corpus Christi hospital Sunday after he was shot by Cheney on a ranch in south Texas, said Katharine Armstrong, the property’s owner.

He was described as in stable condition by Yvonne Wheeler, spokeswoman for the Christus Spohn Health System in Corpus Christi.

… The shooting was first reported by the Corpus Christi Caller-Times. The vice president’s office did not disclose the accident until nearly 24 hours after it happened.

Okay. First: who else would Cheney go shooting with but a fellow millionaire who also didn’t need to hunt to survive? Second, a disclosure “nearly 24 hours” later must be a record for the fastest disclosure ever by Cheney’s office.

1 comment

  • A delay makes sense if alcohol was involved and someone…cough, cough CHENEY needed to sober up a bit.

    I want to get upset that the birds are caged and released at the right time so the great hunters can get a shot. But that kind of fake hunting has been around for years.

    I also feel I should be bothered by the fact that they drive from spot to spot because walking is to much work. Well hunters have also been shooting out of truck windows for years so nothing new there either.

    I guess for me the bottom line is, as long as Cheney confines his shooting to Rich, White, Republican Donors I don’t have problem with it.

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