Capitol Hill Blue, which bills itself as the world's first political Internet news site, claims that Secret Service agents say Cheney was "clearly inebriated" at the time of his hunting accident. Truthdig says: The sourcing on this is sort of vague, but the reporter has good credentials.
The president says "I thought the vice president handled the issue just fine" but declines to discuss details of Cheney's late disclosure of the hunting accident.
In a gesture admirable in its sentiment but inexcusable in its belatedness, the vice president tells Fox News that he alone is to blame for the accident He called it "one of the worst days of my life" (video or story) He does not, however, apologize for having a private citizen break the news to the world--almost 24 hours late.
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"
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.