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Cheney Shotgun Victim Suffers Heart Attack

Feb 15, 2006
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" Continuing Coverage: 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 hourscom/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/13/AR2006021301303html" title="Unloading on Cheney:">Unloading on Cheney: Comedians take aim at the vice president.

Cheney Accidentally Shoots Hunting Partner

Feb 13, 2006
Truthdig says: It strains credulity to suggest, as the White House has, that the vice president couldn't inform the national media of the incident while also ensuring proper medical care of the guy on the receiving end of his shotgun blast. Lots of updates on the next page.