“Cheney Accidentally Shoots Fellow Hunter in Texas”

“CHENEY ACCIDENTALLY SHOOTS FELLOW HUNTER IN TEXAS”….I tried to write my own headline, but, really ? how do you top this?

Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot and injured a man during a weekend quail hunting trip in Texas, his spokeswoman said today. Harry Whittington, 78, was “alert and doing fine” [although still hospitalized] after Cheney sprayed Whittington with shotgun pellets on Saturday.

Fantastic. Forget everything I’ve said before. How can you help but feel safer with these guys running the country?

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Amy Sullivan

Amy Sullivan is a Chicago-based journalist who has written about religion, politics, and culture as a senior editor for Time, National Journal, and Yahoo. She was an editor at the Washington Monthly from 2004 to 2006.