Wednesday, February 15, 2006

I'm a little slow on the up-take

You know, I'm a little slow; here's something I can't figure out... The first interview with the VP has been put to bed. Here's the opening lines from the AP story:
Vice President Dick Cheney on Wednesday accepted full blame for shooting a fellow hunter and defended his decision to not publicly disclose the accident until the following day. He called it "one of the worst days of my life."

"I'm the guy who pulled the trigger that fired the round that hit Harry," Cheney told Fox News Channel in his first public comments since the shooting Saturday in south Texas.

Cheney described seeing 78-year-old Harry Whittington fall to the ground after he pulled the trigger while aiming at a covey of quail.

"The image of him falling is something I'll never ever be able to get out of my mind," Cheney said. "I fired, and there's Harry falling. It was, I'd have to say, one of the worst days of my life at that moment."
He sounds contrite, and I'm the first to admit accidents happen.

But here's what I don't get: Cheney described seeing 78-year-old Harry Whittington fall to the ground after he pulled the trigger while aiming at a covey of quail. "The image of him falling is something I'll never ever be able to get out of my mind," Cheney said. "I fired, and there's Harry falling." If he saw Whittington fall right after he pulled the trigger, how did he miss him before he pulled the trigger. Does he shoot with his eyes closed?

Well, let's all pray that Mr. Whittington beats his injuries.

1 comment:

  1. It's WEDNESDAY and this happened on SUNDAY! This is not news, it is an opportunity for the media (who we already know hates anything close to Bush)To attack this administration. If the media was concerned about reporting a news story, they might focus on Al gore selling out his country to the Saudi's. If you don't know what I'm refering to I'm not suprised because it has not been reported outside of talk radio. But as for your question, If you have ever hunted, you know the adrenaline that is involved with taking a shot. Not an excuse, just reality. your eyes are tuned to movement, so if the man blended in he very well could have not been seen untill he moved, or fell. sorry about harsh attitude in the begining, it just frustrates me that this is still news

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