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  • Cheney Accidentally Shoots Fellow Hunter

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  • #2
    what a maroon


    WASHINGTON - Vice President **** 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.


    Armstrong in an interview with The Associated Press said Whittington, 78, was mostly injured on his right side, with the pellets hitting his cheek, neck and chest during the incident which occurred late afternoon on Saturday

    She said emergency personnel traveling with Cheney tended to Whittington until the ambulance arrived.

    Cheney’s spokeswoman, Lea Anne McBride, said the vice president was with Whittington and his wife at the hospital on Sunday.

    Cheney's office delays announcement
    The shooting was first reported by the Corpus Christi Caller-Times. The vice president’s office did not disclose the accident until nearly 24 hours after it happened.

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

    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 discovered 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 said.

    “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.”

    Whittington has been a private practice attorney in Austin since 1950 and has long been active in Texas Republican politics. He’s been appointed to several state boards, including when then-Gov. George W. Bush named him to the Texas Funeral Service Commission.

    Whittington owns property in Travis County worth at least $11 million, the Austin American-Statesman reported last year, not counting a downtown block at the center of a long-running dispute with the city over a condemnation issue.

    Armstrong, owner of the Armstrong Ranch where the accident occurred, said Whittington was bleeding and Cheney was very apologetic.

    ‘It knocked him silly’
    “It broke the skin,” she said of the shotgun pellets. “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.”

    “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.”

    Cheney is an avid hunter who makes annual hunting trips to South Dakota to hunt pheasants. He also travels frequently to Arkansas to hunt ducks.

    Armstrong said Cheney is a longtime friend who comes to the ranch to hunt about once a year and is “a very safe sportsman.” 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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    • #3
      lol......yea it's a little funny.

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      • #4
        Makes a change from shooting America in the arse!
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        • #5
          I saw this in the headlines but am too lazy to read the whole story....

          can someone please tell me in a nutshell what happened? the details...
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          • #6
            He shot somebody..and then something else that I didn't feel like reading.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by KCLadyFan
              I saw this in the headlines but am too lazy to read the whole story....

              can someone please tell me in a nutshell what happened? the details...
              He was hunting in Texas, quail I think.....

              He turned around and didn't look and shot this lawyer...... He's in stable condition.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by B4Bronco16
                He was hunting in Texas, quail I think.....

                He turned around and didn't look and shot this lawyer...... He's in stable condition.
                his lawyer? are they sure it was an accident?

                thks for the info...
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                • #9
                  What a dumb ass.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Superchop7
                    What a dumb ass.
                    who Cheney or his lawyer?
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by KCLadyFan
                      who Cheney or his lawyer?
                      Is it even illegal to shoot lawyers? I guess if he hit him in the arse, he probably killed off a few brain cells!
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                      • #12
                        I figured this was coming.

                        By all means, let's ignore the part of the story that says "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 discovered 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 said.

                        “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."

                        That way we can ignore the fact that it was the other guy's fault and we can call Cheney a moron, etc.

                        Let's also ignore the fact that this "moron" outsmarted the dems in back to back elections.
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                        • #13
                          I go huntin every year and never shot anyone, you always check your target and surroundings before you shoot.


                          anyways it is kinda funny, sorry to make fun of your hero
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by spikerman
                            I figured this was coming.

                            By all means, let's ignore the part of the story that says "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 discovered 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 said.

                            “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."

                            That way we can ignore the fact that it was the other guy's fault and we can call Cheney a moron, etc.

                            Let's also ignore the fact that this "moron" outsmarted the dems in back to back elections.
                            Actually he was called a 'maroon' and 'dumb arse'. Would you like that stick removed from your butt now, or later?
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by spikerman
                              I figured this was coming.

                              By all means, let's ignore the part of the story that says "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 discovered 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 said.

                              “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."

                              That way we can ignore the fact that it was the other guy's fault and we can call Cheney a moron, etc.

                              Let's also ignore the fact that this "moron" outsmarted the dems in back to back elections.
                              hey I just asked what happened as I was too lazy to read the whole thing....I was actually funning cause he shot a lawyer so I hear and what better person to shoot than a lawyer....thats also a joke...glad the guy is gonna be okay...

                              I like Cheney...hell I voted for W twice so I also voted for Cheney but thats a whole other thread...so people please don't turn this into a political thread as it wasn't intended to be...BUT....Won't the anti-gunners have a heyday with this...
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