Tuesday, February 14, 2006

CHENEY BROKE HUNTING LAW

No surprise, really. The vice president has been issued a warning for not having a $7 stamp to shoot upland game birds. The Associated Press reports:
The warning came from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department after it investigated Cheney's accidental shooting of a fellow quail hunter Saturday on the private Armstrong Ranch in the south part of the state.

The department found the accident was caused by a "hunter's judgment factor" when Cheney sprayed another hunter while aiming at flying birds.

The report said the victim, prominent Republican attorney Harry Whittington of Austin, was retrieving a downed bird and stepped out of the hunting line he was sharing with Cheney. "Another covey was flushed and Cheney swung on a bird and fired, striking Whittington in the face, neck and chest at approximately 30 yards," the report said.

Cheney, an experienced hunter, has not commented publicly about the accident. His office said Monday night in a statement that Cheney had a $125 nonresident hunting license and has sent a $7 check to cover the cost of the stamp. "The staff asked for all permits needed, but was not informed of the $7 upland game bird stamp requirement," the statement said.
Damned staff, always getting Cheney in trouble by not covering his ass.

5 comments:

sandy madison said...

So, now that there has been a heart attack, the question arises: Would Texas hold to the letter of the law and charge Cheney with manslaughter if Whittington were to die?

Anonymous said...

No, silly. It would be impossible to prove that Whittington caught his heart attack from Cheney just by hunting with him. Everybody knows they're not contagious.

busplunge said...

I keep waiting for the comparisions to the bridge.

Anonymous said...

So Our Veep bagged a lawyer. I'm thinking this is the first thing he's done that I've liked.

bboldt2 said...

This Quail’s got legs!

Chappaquiddick, Rosemary Woods’ magical 8 1/2 minute tape erasure, the blue stained dress and now … the Hunting “accident”

In the same way every reference by the Right to Sen. Edward Kennedy has always been followed by the quote, "When I returned, Mary Jo and the car were gone." Ad nauseam.

I guess now the Left will have something to say following each reference to Richard Cheney for the rest of HIS life,
"This was a hunting accident. There was no alcohol…”

Thanks Dick!