As the former vice president releases his memoir, it's useful to recall the many reasons why the vast majority of Americans disapproved of his tenure. When Vice President Dick Cheney left office, his approval rating stood at a staggeringly low 13 percent. Few political figures in history have been so reviled.
The wounded man, year-old Harry Whittington, was in intensive care at a Corpus Christi hospital after being hit by several pellets of birdshot Saturday afternoon, hospital spokesman Peter Banko told CNN. Cheney, 65, visited him Sunday afternoon at the hospital, "and was pleased to see he is doing fine and in good spirits," Cheney spokeswoman Lee Anne McBride said. Watch when Cheney's office decided to release information --
It's kind of like 'American Idol' except one of them got voted off months ago. I mean, Cheney was interrupted five times by applause and 50 times by people screaming, 'Stop! I'll tell you everything!
Correction Appended. Whittington, 78, was taken by helicopter to Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition in the intensive care unit on Sunday, according to Michele Trevino, a hospital spokeswoman. White House officials did not release details of the accident.
Bob Mondello. Two films open this week with titles that make them sound a lot sexier than they are: On the Basis of Sex and Vice. They're both biopics — Sex about a liberal Supreme Court justice, Vice a conservative vice president.
A: Poured a shot of Wild Turkey and threw it in his face! Shoots Penis Off Dick Cheney was out hunting one day; he had all the gear, the jacket the boots and the double-barreled shotgun. As he was climbing over a fence, he dropped the gun and it went off, right on his penis.
The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports Whittington, then 78, was part of a quail-hunting party on a South Texas ranch with Cheney and others when the vice president accidentally shot him in the face and torso after a covey of game birds took flight. Dozens of tiny bird-shot pellets peppered his face and torso. Whittington lost consciousness and was taken to the hospital. He suffered what at the time was called a minor heart attack because some of the lead shot hit blood vessels near his heart.
He looked so tough in his sear-sucker suit Standing on the podium with his flag pin to boot Holding this violin case in his hands He looked straight out of Good Fellas You know like a wise guy? The crowd was cheering, everyone was stoked It was like the President was totally coked, or something The band was playing "Hail to the Chief" When all of a sudden, somebody screamed. Everybody run, the Vice President's got a gun Everybody run, Dick Cheney has got a gun Stop it, Dick, you're making a mess Powder burns all over before the President's address.
On February 11,United States vice president Dick Cheney accidentally shot Harry Whittingtona year-old Texas attorneywith a shotgun while participating in a quail hunt on a ranch in Riviera, Texas. Local authorities released a report on the shooting on February 16,and witness statements on February On February 14,Whittington suffered a non-fatal heart attack and atrial fibrillation due to at least one lead-shot pellet lodged in or near his heart.