Sunday, February 12, 2006

It's like adding fuel to the fire...

The other CoD is right... the Kos kids and DU are going to eat this one up.

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

[...] Whittington shot a bird and went to look for it in the tall grass, while Cheney and the third hunter walked to another spot and found a second covey.

Whittington “came up from behind the vice president and the other hunter and didn’t signal them or indicate to them or announce himself,” Armstrong told the Associated Press in an interview.

“The vice president didn’t see him,” she continued. “The covey flushed and the vice president picked out a bird and was following it and shot. And by God, Harry was in the line of fire and got peppered pretty good.”

Yeah, I bet he did... Well at least no one's dead. According to the article the shot just "knocked Harry silly." Yeah, I hear buckshot in the side has a tendency to make you act kinda loopy.

You're killing me Cheney...


UPDATE: Scott Adams at Dilbert Blog takes the Cheney shoots the lawyer bit to the next level

Vice President Cheney explained the shooting this way: “I was tracking a covey of quail with my gun barrel. Suddenly Whittington just popped up from the grass, directly in the way, so I shot him. I know my critics on the left will point out that Whittington is not a bird, but he was between the quail and my gun. My feeling is that when you harbor a quail, it’s the same as being one.”

A medical team quickly tended to the wounded man, much to Cheney’s disappointment, as the Vice President had already told friends he planned to mount Whittington's head over the toilet in his upstairs powder room.

Go through the comments too. Some are hysterical... When does lawyer season open, the Quayle-quail connection, and the big shot lawyer...

Too funny.