February 18, 2006

BUT 0% OF THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS CORPS HAS EVER EVEN HELD A GUN:

Hunters Poll: Dick Cheney Accident Common (Newsmax, 2/17/06)

In a poll sponsored by South Dakota's Sioux Falls Argus-Leader newspaper, 883 South Dakota bird hunters were asked, "Have you ever been peppered with shotgun BB's?"

More than half, 55 percent, said they had. Forty-one percent said "they were wearing orange vests when sprayed."

The poll was taken before Cheney's accident by Pheasant Country, a web site sponsored by the South Dakota paper, according to the Washington Times.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 18, 2006 5:45 PM
Comments

The obvious conclusion to this is that orange vests be banned.

Posted by: obc at February 18, 2006 7:58 PM

Most of that overspray was probably 12 gauge, too. Lots more shot with lots more fps. Coulda been lots worse for that Texas lawyer.

Posted by: ghostcat at February 18, 2006 9:03 PM

My friend who wa shot in a similar way by his young nephew said the guide for the hunt also bears some responssability for allowing Cheney to shoot while Whittington's whereabouts were unknown (he also won an argument with his liberal Democratic wife, who wanted Cheney locked up, by asking if she wanted the 8-year-old nephew tossed in the clink as well).

Posted by: John at February 18, 2006 10:43 PM

"More than half, 55 percent, said they had"

Apparently in South Dakota they have a unique method of pheasant hunting. They divide up into two groups and start at opposite ends of a field and proceed to work themselves towards each other. Whoever chickens out first, buys more beer and then they start over again.

Posted by: h-man at February 19, 2006 5:14 AM

Cheney should shoot someone every fortnight or so until Bush is allowed to appoint the anointed successor.

Posted by: ed at February 19, 2006 11:46 AM

I want to see the Mythbusters episode where they test to see which color is most likely to get shot. Maybe Dana Milbank can substitute for Buster.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at February 19, 2006 6:17 PM
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