Sunday, February 12, 2006

Armed and Dangerous

Springfield Mayor Tim Davlin may be a bad aim with a chainsaw but he’s got nothing on Vice President Dick Cheney who accidentally shot someone while hunting quail (Dan?) this weekend.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot and wounded a companion during a weekend quail hunting trip in Texas, spraying the fellow hunter in the face and chest with shotgun pellets.

Harry Whittington, a millionaire attorney from Austin, was "alert and doing fine" in a Corpus Christi hospital Sunday after he was shot by Cheney on a ranch in south Texas, said Katharine Armstrong, the property's owner.

He was described as in stable condition by Yvonne Wheeler, spokeswoman for the Christus Spohn Health System in Corpus Christi.


Keep politicians AWAY from sharp objects and firearms, please.

Update: It seems Cheney is one of only two VPs to shoot someone while in office. Who knew.

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