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.
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.