Cheney Shoots Hunting Companion; Transcript Tells Real Story
Cheney Accidentally Shoots Fellow Hunter
WASHINGTON - 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.
Harry Whittington, a millionaire attorney from Austin, was "alert and doing fine" in a Corpus Christi hospital Sunday after he was shot by Cheney on a ranch in south Texas, said Katharine Armstrong, the property's owner.
The shooting was first reported by the Corpus Christi Caller-Times. The vice president's office did not disclose the accident until the day after it happened.
As many of you know, I have a number of sources in this administration, including within the Secret Service. I just received this transcript of the conversation that occurred between Cheney and Whittington just before the "accidental" shooting took place:
Whittington: You know, Dick, I have to say I disagree with you on this NSA thing.
Cheney: I'm protecting you from terrorists, Harry.
Whittington: Yeah, but from what I've read, you haven't caught anyone because of this. Not a single person.
Cheney: Okay. That's--
Whittington: And it's operating beyond the law.
Cheney: You've had your say. Okay?
Whittington: Okay, but the damn thing is unconstitutional, Dick.
Whittington: (Grunting and moaning)
Cheney: Now, go fuck yourself, Harry... Get him the hell outta' here.
That Dick Cheney is angry and unhinged, isn't he?