As if the President didn’t have enough on his plate, now his Vice President is shooting other Texans.
I’m sure the whole world is aware by now that Vice President, Dick Cheney, accidentally shot his hunting buddy, Austin, TX, attorney, Harry Whittington while quail hunting near Corpus Christi this weekend.
Now we all know that Dick is a no-nonsense type of guy. I’m sure he didn’t mean to shoot the guy, but you can bet that the humor-mills of the country already have the wheels in motion to come up with a bunch of jokes on this one. It’s just too good to pass up.
Actually, I can identify with Mr. Whittington. You see, I too, was accidentally shot on a quail hunt when just a teenager. I can tell you that it’s not much fun, but as you can see, I survived. In fact, the limp is almost gone now.
I won’t say who the shooter was, but he was very closely related to me. I held it over his head for many years until he got old enough (and big enough) that I couldn’t use it for leverage any more. I finally forgave him, but he better not EVER do it again, or I WILL tell Mama and Daddy this time.
P.S. Marc, over at Purgatorio, is taking up a collection to send Pat Robertson on a quail hunt with Dick Cheney. I don’t think the gift is tax-deductible though.