To be sure, safety should be paramount for everyone in a hunting party and some responsibility would have fallen to Whittington to make sure his fellow hunters knew he might be just out of sight behind them. It was , not Mr Whittington, whose face was still bruised but who otherwise appeared healthy, said: At least Cheney will have his medics attend to you and get you an ambulance. All the while, he said nothing, even as late-night comics and Cheney himself used the incident as a punch line. Can't hardly wait for all the online flash games
Dick Cheney has yet to apologize to the man he shot in the face
Watch ABC's original report on the shooting. They fly up suddenly and may go in any direction. If you look closely -- and strangers occasionally sidle up to him to do just that -- the accident's remnants are evident; there's a tiny bump in each spot. Cheney has been roundly criticized for failing to tell the public about the accident until the next day. The vice president "feels so bad," said Sally May. And I think that's where everybody's attention should have been focused, and was focused, when the hunting accident took place. Convalescing at his home in west Austin, Whittington was besieged by reporters for weeks.
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Cheney had a medical team at the ready--one always travels with the vice president, who suffered four heart attacks before his election--and the vice president's medical vehicle took Whittington to the hospital in Corpus Christi. But hunting experts said that although Whittington should have made his location clear, the vice president should have been keeping track of his companions. Co-writer Mark Salter talks about the themes of the latest memoir by the year-old Arizona senator, who has been diagnosed with brain cancer. When Whittington was released from the hospital after being shot in , he apologized to Cheney for the stress on the vice president and his family. Whittington, who is being treated for head injuries, was moved out of intensive care at a hospital here Monday and was reported to be in good spirits. Harry Whittington still has pellets lodged into his right cheek and neck from the Feb. He decided to give it another try this year after some encouragement from his son-in-law who wanted to see if the lawyer was still a hunting wiz.
Dick Cheney gave an interview on Wednesday in which he explained his hunting accident in some detail. An eyewitness account reported by the Associated Press suggests that Cheney may have, in the heat of the moment, violated the No. July 10, What do you know about rodeo history and traditions? At least Cheney will have his medics attend to you and get you an ambulance. Cheney had already begun to shoot into a covey of quail that was taking off from the ground. The White House said that when the vice president fired he was acting upon the best intelligence available at the time. The White House physicians are there to sew up his lips.