Sunday, February 12, 2006

"Dick is a Killer"

As you already know if you pay attention to the mainstream media, VP Dick Cheney accidentally shot a 78-year-old man with a shotgun while hunting quail with him in Texas. His hunting partner, Harry Whittington, is in stable condition in a hospital in Corpus Christi, after being sprayed in the face (fortunately not in the eyes) and chest with shotgun pellets.

Whittington, a lawyer who was appointed by then-Gov. George W. Bush to the Texas Funeral Services Commission, now has a great story to tell his grandchildren.

(BTW, the title is a reference to a song here.)

UPDATE: Pharyngula points out that the type of "hunting" Cheney engaged in back in 2003 involved having pen-raised animals released for his shooting pleasure. 500 farm-raised pheasants were released for the Cheney party's entertainment, and they killed at least 417 of them, along with an unknown number of captive mallard ducks. I haven't seen an indication that this quail hunting incident was of pen-raised quail, but that seems to be common.


Happy Curmudgeon said...

You did notice that the links for the "ducks-in-a-barrel" hunting were from 2003, didn't you?

Jim Lippard said...

Actually, I didn't. Thanks for pointing that out, I will correct this post.

Happy Curmudgeon said...

Yeah, I almost did the same thing; someone else had to point the date of the Pittsburgh story to me. :) Nice blog, by the way.