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Tuesday, February 07, 2023

Texas Republican lawyer Harry Whittington, who shot in the face by former Vice President Dick Cheney during a 2006 hunting trip, died at age 95.




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He remains the only man to survive being shot by dick cheney.

#1 | Posted by Tor at 2023-02-07 07:29 PM | Reply

I really am glad he survived.

Had he died the whole situation would have become fubar.

He got to live and we got to have a conservative VP who openly disavowed trump's insurrection which undoubtibly encouraged others like him to do the same.

#2 | Posted by Tor at 2023-02-07 07:32 PM | Reply

I remember this incident from back in the day.

Mr Whittington went out of his way to apologize for happening to be in front of fmr VP Cheney's gun when the gun was fired.

Mr Whittington was most apologetic.

Cheney shooting victim says sorry - to Cheney (2006)

...Harry Whittington, the Republican lawyer shot by Dick Cheney in a hunting accident in Texas last weekend, emerged from hospital yesterday and apologised to the vice-president for all the trouble the shooting had caused.

Mr Whittington, who suffered a minor heart attack when a shotgun pellet lodged near his heart, absolved Mr Cheney of any responsibility.

As he was discharged from hospital in Corpus Christi, he said: "We all assume certain risks in whatever we do, whatever activities we pursue. And regardless of how experienced, careful and dedicated we are, accidents do and will happen."

Mr Whittington, whose face was still bruised but who otherwise appeared healthy, said: "My family and I are deeply sorry for all that Vice-President Cheney and his family have had to go through this past week.

"We send our love and respect to them, as they deal with situations that are much more serious than what we've had to deal with this week."

He added: "We hope that he will continue to come to Texas and seek the relaxation that he deserves."...

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2023-02-07 07:52 PM | Reply

"Had he died the whole situation would have been exactly the same"

#4 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2023-02-07 09:14 PM | Reply

took a while to succumb

#5 | Posted by kwrx25 at 2023-02-07 09:18 PM | Reply

U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) shot herself in the foot while aiming at a Chinese spy balloon that transited U.S. airspace. (/s)

#6 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2023-02-07 09:30 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

He was almost as proud of shooting his lawyer in the face as he was of covering up Pat Tillman's death.

#7 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2023-02-07 10:13 PM | Reply

This reminded me of that story where Dick Cheney was photographed fishing, and in the reflection of his sunglasses, there appeared to be a naked woman taking the photo. Anybody remember that one? It just gave the air of a VP who DGAF.

#8 | Posted by dylanfan at 2023-02-08 11:14 AM | Reply

" Anybody remember that one?"

I don't but I wish I did.

#9 | Posted by BellRinger at 2023-02-08 11:21 AM | Reply

This is the guy who apologized to Dick Cheney for Dick Cheney blasting him in the face with a hunting rifle. Can't make this ---- up.

#10 | Posted by moder8 at 2023-02-08 12:58 PM | Reply

Can't make this ---- up.

Don't say rifle... the pedants will flip out.

#11 | Posted by REDIAL at 2023-02-08 01:02 PM | Reply

I liked when that story broke and it was press-released by a retired fish and game warden or something.

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2023-02-08 01:11 PM | Reply

Since I brought it up, here's the sunglasses story (one of multiple sources).

#13 | Posted by dylanfan at 2023-02-08 09:55 PM | Reply

From the looks of his daughter Liz, it appears he shot her in the face too!

#14 | Posted by gasman21 at 2023-02-09 06:58 AM | Reply

Dick Cheney and George W Bush were directly responsible for an entirely unnecessary war in Iraq thaaused the deaths of one million Iraqis and thousands of American soldiers. Liz Cheney's recent efforts to defend denocracy does not absolve her father's responsibility for that entirely unnecessary war,

#15 | Posted by danni at 2023-02-09 07:55 AM | Reply

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