Washington, DC (APE) - Cheney spokeswoman Lea Anne McBride admitted to reporters that yesterday, while on a hunting trip with friends, Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot a lawyer out of season. The group was quail hunting at the time, and the lawyer, Harry Whittington, 78, was an old Cheney friend and member of the hunting party. A Hospital physician stated that Whittington was just slightly stunned by the accident and the injuries were very much superficial.
The accident comes on the heels of the American Bar Association's this week pronouncing that the organization is officially against the White House's illegal domestic wiretapping program. Witnesses say that there may have been some words exchange between Cheney and Whittington earlier in the day over this very topic.
"There is just no way that anyone can construe this other than as an accidental shooting," stated spokeswoman McBride, "but that being said, both the president and vice president have stated openly and repeatedly that they have within their power the right to do anything, in order to preserve the safety and security of our country."
Game wardens on hand immediately checked the vice president's current hunting license and gun registration which seem to be in order. They did however point out that as of yesterday's date and time lawyers are strictly out of season and that in Texas there is no overlap between quail season and lawyer season. Authorities stated that they would further investigate any impropriety.
Whittington was fortunate in that an ambulance is always on hand with a full medical team in support of the vice president's fragile health. As a result he was rapidly cared for and transported to a local hospital. Game wardens, however, pointed out that it is illegal to hunt lawyers, even when in season, with ambulances as decoys.
Spokeswoman McBride stated that the vice president was very relieved that Whittington was okay and at this point would not alter any of his scheduled activities for tonight and tomorrow. The vice president is due in Austin, Texas to meet with the local NRA chapter and receive a lifetime safe hunters award tomorrow morning.
Good shot, Mr. Vice President!
Those are political measles . . . wheres Dan Quail when they need'em ?
It's a pleasure to present You Mr. Richard Hayes
"Sat Feb 11 7:00 PM CST – SECRET SERVICE CALLS THE
SHERIFF. The supervisor of the McAllen Field Office
notifies the Kenedy County Sheriff’s Department. The
vice president is not to be interviewed until Sunday
morning. "They made arrangements at the sheriff's
request to have deputies come out and interview the
vice president the following morning at 8 A.M.,"
according to Secret Service spokesman Eric
Zahren"(Richard Hayes Phillips). And. Do shoot when
the sun sets!
The time Cheney shot the human body seems in the
bounds of the last half-hour of sunset at the
ranch(Kenedy County(?)) where the shooting took
place. With other words:In the last 20 minutes!
Reply to the actual time of shooting & sun-sets :
"The report says the shooting happened at 5:30pm.
So there may be another set of conflicting
reports"(Posted by: Dee Pb.D at February 16, 2006
Proof & Augmentation:
"In an interview with Fox News, Mr. Cheney
acknowledged drinking one beer with his lunch. He
said the hunt began several hours later. The shooting
occurred around 5:50 p.m.(SIC!), according to the
U.S. Secret Service, which traveled with the vice
president"("Cheney cleared in shooting", 02:10 PM CST
on Thursday, February 16 2006, by Michaels, Dave,The
Dallas Morning News Corporation(compare:
Reply to there are conflicting statement_Facts :
There is a unique Sunset at 18.10( Local Time ).
Calculation: 18.10 MINUS 17.50 equals 20 minutes QED