Historical Parallels and the Cheney Shotgun

Probably the best historical parallel for Vice President Cheney’s shotgun accident while quail hunting is Talking Point Memo’s remark that,

Dick Cheney now joins Aaron Burr as one of the two vice presidents to shoot someone while in office. Are we leaving anyone out?

That said, questions swirl around the incident, including just how severe the injuries are, and why the Veep’s office waited 24 hours to acknowledge the incident.

TalkLeft has some background on the legal issues. It appears lawyers were not in season…

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4 Responses to Historical Parallels and the Cheney Shotgun

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  2. I’d venture a guess that Cheney’s sicker than people know and that he’s on various meds, some that don’t go too well with alcohol or cocaine….

  3. I’d venture a guess that Cheney’s sicker than people know and that he’s on various meds, some that don’t go too well with alcohol or cocaine….

  4. Aaron says:

    I’m no chaney fan, but this is getting a little out of hand. I do have an understanding of bird hunting and the weapons/ammunition used therein. Granted, this incident goes beyond the usually “peppering” a bird hunter often endures, but the guy was doing a little work in his hospital room today.

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