Cheney accidentally shoots fellow hunter
Texas lawyer ‘alert and doing fine’ in Corpus Christi hospital
Sunday, February 12, 2006; Posted: 3:54 p.m. EST (20:54 GMT)
WASHINGTON (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.
BREAKING: Cheney Accidentally Shoots Man While Hunting
UPDATE: Incident Occurred Saturday, Not Released Until Moments Ago…
FURTHER UPDATES: Ranch Owner Hired Cheney at Halliburton, Also Tied to Covert FISA Board Under Reagan…
BRAD BLOG UPDATES: Several sources (Fox, CNN, Reuters) confirming incident, but reporting it took place yesterday (Saturday) at 5:30pm Texas time. Why was the story withheld from the media until now? Almost 24 hours later? The man is reported to be in stable condition, apparently, at this time. Did they wait until they could report that he would be fine before releasing it at all? Would we have found out about it at all, therefore, if the man had died? Did they wait until after it could be discussed on the Sunday News shows?
Just some of the questions I expect we’ll be hearing shortly.
I much prefer to catch wild fish or chase wild quail in South Texas…and perfectly happy to adjust as required.
And I also care a lot about gun laws. I worry sometimes that there is a growing antihunting sentiment that I run into with people…people who have no idea what it’s all about…have never done it and don’t like the idea of somebody else doing it.
“We go out when the dew is still on the grass, and then hunt until we shoot our limit,” Tobin said in 2000 of his ranch outings with Dick Cheney. “Then we pick a fine spot and have a wild game picnic lunch.” True conservatives might choke on their javelina steaks if they knew that Tobin Armstrong dunned the government for $11,336 in farm subsidies between 1995 and 2002, according to the Environmental Working Group. Anne Armstrong served as: a close advisor to President Nixon; President Ford’s British Ambassador; and approved covert actions on the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board under Reagan. A veteran of blue-chip corporate boards, Anne Armstrong was a Halliburton director when that corporation hired Cheney. She is Kay Bailey Hutchison’s best friend…