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Cheney to spend Election Day hunting

November 6, 2006

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— Vice President Dick Cheney is going on his first hunting trip since accidentally shooting his companion earlier this year.

Cheney will work at the White House on Monday morning and then head to South Dakota to spend several days at a private hunting lodge near Pierre, his press secretary said. He will be accompanied by his daughter, Mary, and his political director, Mel Raines, who will help him keep track of the election returns.

On a Feb. 11 hunting trip in Texas, Cheney shot attorney Harry Whittington in the torso, neck and face when he pulled the trigger on his 28-gauge shotgun. He was aiming at a covey of quail. The shooting was ruled an accident. Whittington was in the hospital for six days.

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just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 10 years, 9 months ago

His gun will be unloaded. Secret Service agents in the entourage will yell "Bang!" whenever he pulls the trigger. But Cheney will be too drunk to notice the difference.

Christine Pennewell Davis 10 years, 9 months ago

well I am somewhat surprised I thought there would be more shots at the vp on this one all things considerd.

aeroscout17 10 years, 9 months ago

RT, I have almost always voted Republican; I voted for GW the first time and I'm kicking mself in the butt for it now. Talk about disgrace! I am hoping I will still be alive (and I probably will be) to see history brand this as one of the most crooked, deceptive presidential administrations in our country's history. Open your eyes and quit voting straight ticket.

No, I didn't not support the antics of Clinton, but at least our freedoms weren't being taken from us. What exactly does our Consititution stand for if one person can completely ignore the freedoms that it "guarantees?"

pickyfingers 10 years, 9 months ago

You know I really liked Luis Blacks bit on Cheney in his latest HBO stand up. He points out what an out of shape loser this guy really is. Cheney goes to private hunting lodges where they clip the quails wings so that they can't fly very high. He can't even really hunt. Of course regarding him shooting his friend it could have been an accident, but it is interesting that people like Cathy O'Brien have been claiming that Cheney, a satanist (he does attend Bohemian Grove every year,) has been hunting humans in a "Most Dangerous Game" style for years on his Wyoming ranch. Not that I consider O'Brien to be credible, but it does make for an interesting cooincidence. Right_thinker, are you a stock holder in Haliburton? If so, I can see why you love Cheney and Bush. Nothing like a little war for profit, the only problem is that US tax payers, rather than Iraqi oil, are enriching Haliburton. "If we fix it so you can't make money on war, we'd all be wondering what we were killing folks for." - Woody Guthrie

KsTwister 10 years, 9 months ago

"When GWB and Cheney took over after eight years of the disgrace of the Clintons" Lately every time you pick up a paper its the Republican Congressmen making the disgraceful headlines.

xenophonschild 10 years, 9 months ago

Of course it never mattered that two Supreme Court justices had close family relatives - a son and nephew - working for the Bush campaign when they had to rule on the 2000 election, or that a chief election officer in Florida who made critical decisions about voting, ballots, and what was and was not acceptable was also the state chairman of Bush's campaign.

We can only hope people are sick of Bush's - and Republicans in general - lies and cheating. Republicans have shown that they cannot be trusted to administer high office and they must be returned to their status as the permanent minority party in government.

And William the Great was not just an able, competent president . . . as far as Republicans were concerned, he was bulletproof. Still is.

BOE 10 years, 9 months ago

I Memo to: All incoming Democratic Freshman Congressmen and Congresswomen from: DNC

_ Please be advised that contrary to the "helpful tips" you may receive from Republican staffers or "anonymous" sources, that quail, snipe, or any other type of hunting with the Vice-POTUS and President of the Senate, is not now, nor has it ever been, part and parcel of the initiation process for Freshmen Congressmen and Congresswomen.

Thank You

BOE 10 years, 9 months ago

Yup.

And fortunately for the safety of the driving populace, rides with that certain Eastern state Senator (read: Limousine Lib) would now likely be chauffeured. ;)

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