Oh, those Republicans and their hunting trips. It's perhaps indicative of the administration's lame duck status that where Dick Cheney used to go out hunting and end up compromising the entire Federal judiciary, this time, he only managed to bag a single member of the bar.
That member, Austin-based attorney Harry Whittington, was admitted to a local hospital after being sprayed in the face with rifle shot at the hands of the Vice President. The incident occurred this weekend as the VP and some friends were hunting quail--or, to put it into a Hurrican Katrina context--"looted the wildnerness for quail." Cheney apparently mistook Whittington for the oldest, largest quail he had ever seen.
Whittington is in stable condition and is expected to make a full recovery, though, there is a downside: his injuries were not sufficient enough to justify any sort of solo hip-hop recording.