Sunday, February 12, 2006
You look like quail to me...
...Cheney was of military age during the Vietnam War but he did not serve in the war. On May 19, 1965, Cheney was classified as 1-A "available for service" by the Selective Service. On October 26, 1965 the Selective Service lifted the constraints on drafting childless married men. However, after his daughter was born, Cheney applied for and received a reclassification of 3-A, gaining him a fifth draft deferment. Asked about his deferments, the future Defense Secretary said he had "other priorities than military service."..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...
..."Fortunately, the vice president has got a lot of medical people around him and so they were right there and probably more cautious than we would have been," she said. "The vice president has got an ambulance on call, so the ambulance came."..
It just goes to show that Cheney really should have joined the military, when he was younger. He would have had practice with firearms (I know, I know.. the article says he's an avid hunter) and this incident might not have happened.
**Atrios posted pictures of the hunting party. The commenters are having a great time:)
Firedoglake has a great post about it. After reading her post, I wonder if, perhaps, Wittingham might have said something to piss off Cheney. Firedoglake makes some very interesting points.