Seems Dick Cheney's Texas hunting license lacked the $7 bird stamp on it that enables people to legally hunt quail in the state.
He immediately sent them a check for $7. No fines were levied against Dick for shooting a man instead of one of the farm-raised, no-winged quails he was hunting.
Also, it seems Cheney and his hunting buddies were seeking their farm-raised game from a car. Not a Jeep, not a truck, not even an SUV... a car.
The victim, attorney and GOP wheel-greaser Harry Whittington was shot in the face with a shotgun.
The right-wing media is using phrases like, "peppered with birdshot," but make no mistake about it- a shotgun discharged at close-enough range will put a hole in a victim the size of a grapefruit.
I wonder if Supreme Court Puppet Anton Scolio plans to go duck hunting with Dick again?
I hope so.
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Monday night put the entire episode into perfect perspective. Basically, the incident was so outrageous it was almost too easy to make jokes about. Jay Leno and David Letterman also had a field day, and why not?
The vice president mistook a 78-year-old man, standing upright in a Day-Glo orange hat and vest for a tiny bird on the ground and shot him in the face.
What a dick.