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Old 02-12-2006, 03:58 PM   #1
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VP Cheney Accidentally Shoots Fellow Hunter

just saw this on Yahoo-that sounds awful the way it says "sprayed him" with shotgun pellets

Cheney Accidentally Shoots Fellow Hunter

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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's spokeswoman, Lea Anne McBride, said the vice president was with Whittington, a lawyer from Austin, Texas, and his wife at the hospital on Sunday afternoon.
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The comedians will have a field day with this one, as long as the man is OK of course
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I wonder if the 78 year old dude shot Cheney "accidentally", if he'd have had 20 bullets pumped into him by the Secret Service...
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Re: VP Cheney Accidentally Shoots Fellow Hunter

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Armstrong said Cheney turned to shoot a bird and accidentally hit Whittington.

Well yes, a quail and a grown man look so similar, I can see how this happened
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this is what the woman who owns the property said..

Armstrong said she was watching from a car while Cheney, Whittington and another hunter got out of the vehicle to shot at a covey of quail late afternoon on Saturday.

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.”

The shooting was first reported by the Corpus Christi Caller-Times.

She said Whittington was bleeding but not very seriously injured, and Cheney was very apologetic. “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.”

She said emergency personnel traveling with Cheney tended to Whittington, holding his face and cleaning up the blood.

“Fortunately, the vice president has got a lot of medical people around him and so they were right there and probably more cautious than we would have been,” she said. “The vice president has got an ambulance on call, so the ambulance came.”

Armstrong said Cheney is a longtime friend who comes to the ranch to hunt about once a year. She said Whittington is a regular, too, but she thought it was the first time the two men hunted together.

“This is something that happens from time to time. You now, I’ve been peppered pretty well myself,” said Armstrong.
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Odd looking old bird.
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What a ...what's his name again?
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I hope Whittington recovers quickly.
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Collateral damage.

Freedom is NOT free.

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I wonder if the 78 year old dude shot Cheney "accidentally", if he'd have had 20 bullets pumped into him by the Secret Service...

There would have been a great disturbance in The Force.....in favor of the Light side!
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