The vice president hits an elderly friend during a quail hunt in Texas. The friend, 78, was wounded with bird shot. The shooting happened on Saturday but isn't being reported until Sunday afternoon. Not a big deal, you know. Only the vice president of the United States shooting a man.
More info coming in: Shooting happened around 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Armstrong Ranch in south Texas. Vic is Harry Whittington, said to be "alert and doing fine." Whittington was taken to Corpus Christi Memorial Hospital by ambulance.
Questions: Were police called? Did Cheney talk to police? Did the veep have needed license/permit to hunt? And, of course: Why did it take nearly a day for the information to be released by the administration? Forget partisan politics; any time the country's No. 2 shoots a man, it's news.