Sunday, February 12, 2006

I swear to god I'm not making this up

Dick Cheney shoots a man. (via

My favorite part of the story, besides the blissful absurdity of the headline "Vice President Cheney accidentally shoots fellow hunter"? This quote:

"Fortunately, the vice president has got a lot of medical people around him and so they were right there and probably more cautious than we would have been," said [Katharine Armstrong, the owner of the property where Cheney and shooting victim Harry Whittington were hunting quail]. "The vice president has got an ambulance on call, so the ambulance came."

The Vice President is so frail that he has an ambulance following him around, and he still gets to pack heat? Thank god that even in these times of uncertain Constitutional liberties an invalid can still exercise his right to bear arms.

The world is getting stranger and stranger.


Andrew said...

From George Lucas: "The emperor works behind Darth Vader, he doesn't actually stand in front. I say that in fear of getting hit with a lot of buckshot."

Meg Sparling said...

Actually, Gavin, you might find this interesting. I just learned, from my new David Sedaris Live at Carnegie Hall cd, that it is legal for blind people to hunt in both Texas and Michigan.

In Texas, the blind person must be accompanied by a seeing friend. In Michigan, however, the blind hunter can go it alone.

And the world gets stranger...