Sunday, February 12, 2006

Maybe He Thought it Was Bin Laden

The 78 year-old lawyer Dick Cheney shot yesterday is in stable condition. Cheney was hunting quail in Texas when apparently Harry Whittington magically took on the appearance of a quail. Sure, I can see that. Quail / 78 year old man / quail - easy mistake.

Chenster was shooting at a flushed out bird and Whittington, who apparently had come up behind the VP without announcing his presence, got, "peppered pretty good" in the words of Katherine Armstrong, owner of the property and long-time shotgun pepper expert. She continued by saying that Whittington's injuries were quite minor. "It broke the skin. 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."

Ok Chenster. Say it slowly and repeat after me. Quail - a small brown bird. Whittington, a 78 year old lawyer. Bird. Man. Bird. Man. Even if you're not into the whole evolution thing, you have to admit there is a difference.

3 Comments:

Anonymous buckarooskidoo said...

i'm waiting breathlessly for the mauling of cheney in the media--as a wimp, a guy who can't handle a gun, the man who couldn't shoot straight, the guy who might've learned something about firearms if he had made himself available for vietnam, the guy too busy with his multimillion-dollar estate in st. michael's to keep up on his hunter safety--but i'm afraid i'll turn blue and expire. the fact is, this is a classic case of Iokiyar--it's okay, whatever it is, if you are a republican. there's quite a bit of that going around lately. i was just looking at excerpts from freerepublic.com dating to the days when president clinton authorized more extensive domestic intelligence-gathering following ok city. you should've heard the howls of outrage, the fears expressed for our constitution, the dire forecasts of clinton brownshirts breaking into our public institutions and taking them hostage. how things can change... IOKIYAR!! IOKIYAR!!

7:42 PM  
Blogger Carol Gee said...

There has been a great amount of minimization of this incident, but it seems it is not over yet. The shooting victim is still suffering and confined, not quite "fine" yet. Goodness sakes.

3:54 PM  
Blogger AKH said...

I'm starting a Bush/Cheney quail hunting fund. Who's in? I think these 2 need to go out hunting together more often. :)

1:41 PM  

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