WASHINGTON Feb 12, 2006 (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 is a cold, shrewd, and calculating man, and because he is pure evil (in its Vice Presidential incarnation), I'm wondering if this was really an accident at all. I can see it now. Dick and Harry get in a fight over who's turn it is to shoot, and when Harry pulls his gun up, Dick whips around and fires one off into Harry. Dick accompanies his victim to the hospital, and when the cops ask how it happened, Cheney leans over with his characteristic glower...