THE discussions all week after the accidental shooting of a hunting partner by Vice President Dick Cheney revealed one thing: what many Americans don't know about hunting could fill a book. Here is some of what they learned. The quarry.
Vice President Dick Cheney's accidental shooting of a fellow quail hunter in Texas gave new ammunition to television comedians who have long made the powerful, gruff-spoken conservative a target. Fellow politicians, newspaper headline writers, and even the White House - on the defensive over delays in reporting the incident - also got in on the act. Cheney's victim, attorney Harry Whittington, 78, was hit in the face, neck and chest by shotgun pellets in the accident on Saturday.
Hunting, for Dick Cheney, is more than an idle pastime. It's usually a chance to get together with high-level friends and fundraisers and do so on exclusive private estates where there is no danger of contact with the great unwashed public. Unfortunately for him, it's also rapidly turning into a political liability - and not just because he was unable to shoot straight last weekend.
Howard Dean screamed. Dan Quayle made hash of the word "potato. Like pages in a political scrapbook, those odd episodes endure years, even decades, after the pundits and late-night comics have exhausted their high and low possibilities.
By Daniel Bates For Dailymail. The lawyer who was shot by Dick Cheney during a quail-hunting trip says he will watch the new movie about the vice president which will include the moment he was gunned down. Harry Whittington tells DailyMail.
Whittington is expected to recover from his injuries, but the question will linger on: how does an accident like this happen among hunters with so much experience? For years, Cheney's take-charge public image has been bolstered by photos of him fly fishing in Wyoming and stories about Cheney jetting into hunting hotspots for quail, pheasant and other game. Cheney frequently hunts ducks in Arkansas, Texas and South Dakota.
Although he was not cited with breaking any laws, Vice President Dick Cheney did not have proper hunting credentials when he accidentally shot a fellow hunter at a private ranch over the weekend, authorities said Monday. The stamp is a new requirement, and the department has issued verbal warnings to hunters, who were apparently unaware that they needed it. The accident occurred on a ranch Saturday when the vice president wheeled to shoot at a covey of quail and accidentally sprayed his hunting partner, year-old lawyer Harry Whittington, with shotgun pellets, authorities said.
On February 11,United States vice president Dick Cheney accidentally shot Harry Whittingtona thenyear-old Texas attorneywith a shotgun while participating in a quail hunt on a ranch in Riviera, Texas. Local authorities released a report on the shooting on February 16,and witness statements on February On February 14,Whittington suffered a non-fatal heart attack and atrial fibrillation due to at least one lead-shot pellet lodged in or near his heart.
The Texas lawyer Dick Cheney sprayed with birdshot during a traumatic hunting trip recently bagged his first quail since the terrifying rifle mishap 10 years ago — but there has still never been a vice presidential apology. Harry Whittington still has pellets lodged into his right cheek and neck from the Feb. The year-old lawyer said his son-in-law and some friends took him quail hunting last month in his hometown of Goliad, marking the first time he fired a shotgun in a decade.
After Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot Texas lawyer Harry Whittington last weekend, a game warden for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department cited both men for not having a proper hunting license. Among the other revealing details:. The vice president apparently is no longer at a "secure location," but at his official residence at the U. Naval Observatory.