At the same time, the media reporting of this incident is positively bizarre. Whittington, the man shot, was taken to intensive care but we were immediately told not to worry (he was "moving" after all). WaPo, that bastion of leftist ire, almost falls over itself trying to apologize for Cheney. We're told (in a quote of Armstrong, one of the hunters) that Whittington was such an idiot that he walked up "behind the vice president" but completely failed to "signal them or indicate to them or announce himself." How would you like to hunt with these guys? You wear a bright flourescent orange vest, stand behind your friends, and yet they turn and shoot you, and you're blamed for not announcing your arrival on a bullhorn.
Maybe i was wrong all along and this Cheney dude really is a mean-ass cowboy. One of dem folks who would just as soon shoot ya as look at ya. Just da kind a guy we need to show dem mid-easterns a thing or 2. Or perhaps we've somehow ended up with Elmer Fudd as the second to the Commander in Chief. Come to think of it, Elmer bears a striking resemblance to Cheney.