April 11, 2006

LUCKILY HE WAS TOO DRUNK TO REMEMBER IT:

Cheney once on receiving end of shotgun (AP, 4/10/06)

Years before Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot a lawyer during a Texas quail hunt, Cheney himself was on the receiving end of an errant shotgun blast.

Carlsbad Mayor Bob Forrest said he doesn't know for certain if he or his twin brother, Dick Forrest, fired the shot during the hunting trip in the late 1990s. It accidentally pelted Cheney, who was then chief executive at Halliburton Co.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 11, 2006 7:30 AM
Comments

You mean Cheney didn't turn and kill them both?

The left will be so disappointed.

Posted by: jim hamlen at April 11, 2006 11:07 AM

The people doing the kind of hunting Cheney does are @%&*+#% dangerous!

Perhaps it's a Southern thing. There are common-sense based ways to keep that sort of thing from happening, having to do with keeping in line, knowing where everybody is, and having zones of fire. If a bird went up outside of your safe zone, you just didn't shoot.

Another thought: unsafe guys get shown how to be safe or they don't get invited back. It could be that politicians value the political connections more than safety and are more tolerant of wahoo/yahoo hunting styles.

Posted by: Lou Gots at April 11, 2006 11:39 AM

"Perhaps it's a Southern thing"

Excuuuuse me, bird hunted all my life. (though mostly by myself) Never had any issue like this when hunting with "other southerns" thank you.

The obvious explanation is that Cheney apparently hits the booze with his friends while hunting.

Posted by: h-man at April 11, 2006 12:20 PM

The Forrest family made their money from a tire store chain in Southeastern New Mexico and West Texas. There's got to be a connection between Big Oil and Big Rubber in here somewhere.

Posted by: John at April 11, 2006 1:25 PM

John, the connection is called a "lugnut".

Posted by: Mikey at April 11, 2006 2:50 PM
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