Harry Whittington, the 78-year-old lawyer who was shot by Vice President Dick Cheney in a hunting accident, has a birdshot pellet in his heart and had “a minor heart attack” Tuesday morning. He is back in intensive care. | story
The ER chief at the Texas hospital, asked if the birdshot could endanger Whittington’s life, responded: “When birdshot is in your body, there’s always the risk they can move. We’ll watch very closely for any migration.”
Account of Doctors raises questions on heart injury
Think Progress: Scott McClellan concealed the heart attack from the press.
A White House spokesman cracked jokes on the record about the incident (before Whittington suffered the heart attack).
The Smoking Gun surfaces the Texas hunting accident report. (hat tip: Huffington Post)
The lowdown on what hunting rules Cheney broke.
Slow Leak: Time publishes an inside account of why Cheney didn’t publicly disclose news of the accident for 24 hours.
Unloading on Cheney: Comedians take aim at the vice president.
Posted on Feb 14, 2006