Sunday, February 12, 2006

Friendly Fire Ain't

I can’t wait to hear what The Daily Show is going to do with this. Apparently, Vice President Cheney accidentally shot a fellow hunter while they were out quail hunting. Whoops! I wonder how that fellow feels about gun control now.

Here’s a quote or two from the article:

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot and wounded a companion during a weekend quail hunting trip in Texas, spraying the fellow hunter in the face and chest with shotgun pellets.

Sprayed with shotgun pellets = Ouch! Gonna feel that in the morning…

Armstrong said she was watching from a car while Cheney, Whittington and another hunter got out of the vehicle to shoot at a covey of quail.

Ok, so how does this work – they drive around looking for birds to shoot? “Pull over Dick, there’s some birds over there I think I can hit!”

Each of the hunters was wearing a bright orange vest at the time, Armstrong told reporters at the ranch about 60 miles southwest of Corpus Christi.

Huh. You’re out hunting with a guy who couldn’t find proof of WMD’s in Iraq and went in shooting anyway and you think a little thing like a Bright Orange Vest is going to stop him from pulling the trigger?

The good news is that it sound like the man who was shot is going to be ok. He’s apparently alert and doing well.

You know, this whole thing reminds me of a great quote from Clint Eastwood in the movie Pink Cadillac - "I'm a firm believer in gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be the one in control of it."

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