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Cheney Shoots Elderly Man

Sunday, February 12, 2006

(SNN Corpus Christi) Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot and injured a man during a weekend hunting trip in Texas.

The 78 year old man, Harry Whittington, was sprayed with shotgun pellets on Saturday while hunting in South Texas. After the shooting the man was described as "alert and doing fine".

The man was given immediate medical attention. Fortunately the vice president keeps a large cadre of doctors with him at all times in hopes that he can cheat death for another day. "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," said vice presidential spokesperson and country-western singer Lea Anne McBride. "The vice president has got an ambulance on call, so the ambulance came."

Surprisingly, shooting an elderly man has actually caused the vice president's poll numbers to rise. Pundits point to the fact that the vice president is often viewed as a man who would leave an elderly person to die.

The guy should just be thankful that Cheney didn't set his feet on fire or something like that.
One can only hope that he will generalize the experience of shooting someone he likes to thinking about what it's like for those youngsters he has engineered (along w/our asshole in the W.H.) to go to war where they are being killed, maimed, psychologically damaged, etc. and develop some empathy. Or, even better, some responsibility for his actions.
But most of all -- I just love it that he shot this guy. Feel bad for the guy but think it's hilarious that Cheney is such an idiot and so careless. Well, I guess we already knew that. Hmmm.
Also -- he's an asshole.
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