Monday, February 13, 2006

Cheney Shoots, Scores...

...own goal.

Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot and injured a man during a weekend quail hunting trip in Texas, his spokeswoman said Sunday.

Harry Whittington, 78, was "alert and doing fine" after Cheney sprayed Whittington with shotgun pellets on Saturday at the Armstrong Ranch in south Texas, said property owner Katharine Armstrong.
Note the photo attached to the story which includes a completely gratuitous reference to the NRA. Maybe if Cheney had spent more time studying the Gun Safety Rules published by the oldest firearms educational organization in the country, this might have been avoided.
(Via: Althouse)

UPDATE: Sonia has a hilarious take on the story:
Instead of invading a country to remove its crazed dictator from power, maybe Dick Cheney should just invite its leader to go hunting with him ?

But which one ?

1 comment:

sonia said...

This NRA photo is the only one easily available showing Cheney holding a rifle (I know, I looked), so that's probably why it's always used to illustrate this story...

Thanks for the link, btw.