Cheney shooting victim has heart attack

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I thought we might be done talking about Dick Cheney and his shooting of his friend in the face. I thought his friend might be out of the hospital, Cheney would give the still noticeably missing apology, the White House would acknowledge that they withheld the information, and we could move on. But no.

Apparently, some of the birdshot that missed Harry Whittington's face landed in his heart, causing the man to have a "minor heart attack" this morning. Here's the thing that stuck with me as perhaps the biggest symbol of this whole mess:

The doctors are leaving the birdshot in place in his heart. They said Whittington could go on to live a healthy life with it there.

Oh, and just in case there's any question about whether Dick Cheney "did anything wrong." Here's the final report from the Texas wildlife department: the main factor contributing to the accident was the "hunter's judgment factor." In other words, Dick Cheney's lack of good judgement. Never mind that he had also handn't aquired the necessary stamp to be hunting at that time anyway.

Illegal. Bad judgement. Somebody gets hurt. Scarred for life. A heart full of holes. Sums up the administration pretty well, me thinks.

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