The bloggers are piling up on this one and this time Dick Cheney is at the bottom of the pile-up. Yes, Darth Cheney apparently emerged from his cave for a while over the weekend and peppered a crony with birdshot:
"Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot a prominent Austin lawyer while the two men were on a quail hunting expedition in South Texas on Saturday, firing shotgun pellets at the man while trying to aim for a bird, his spokeswoman confirmed today. Mr. Cheney, a practiced hunter, sprayed the lawyer, Harry Whittington, with shotgun pellets on an outing on the Armstrong ranch in South Texas. Mr. Whittington, 78, was flown by helicopter to Corpus Christi Memorial Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition today, according to Michele Trevino, a hospital spokeswoman..."
I do send get well wishes to Mr Whittington, who was shot yesterday, although the news didn't come out until later today. Hmmmm. Perhaps out of concern for the family the Veep was waiting to see if Mr Whittington would survive the blast. But we can comfort ourselves knowing that our Veep was at Mr Whittington's hospital bed, and when the guy at the wrong end of the Veep's gun came to, the Veep's smiling countenance was the first thing he saw. That would have one on one's feet in no time, possibly just to run for cover. I can only pray that some poor slob at the WH hasn't been pulled from Bible study or Evensong just to prepare spin for tomorrow's news, or perhaps a diversionary tactic will be employed instead, e.g. we're going to have to attack the Falklands, instead of "Everybody run, the vice-president's got a gun" (thanks, Julie Brown)!
Here are some of the bloggers giving the Veep something he deserves, contempt and ridicule:
Now don't blame Cheney
What's that you said about Kerry, Mr Cheney?
Those wascally libawuls
Why wait so long to tell us?
tons-o-fun posts (haven't read yet but I'm sure they're worth it)