Until late yesterday morning, with shooting victim Harry Whittington reportedly recovering well and in good spirits, even President Bush’s press secretary Scott McClellan and brother Florida Gov. Jeb Bush had gotten in on the jokes, the former referring to his orange tie, the latter to an orange sticker, as protection against Dick Cheney shooting them. But sobering news that Whittington had suffered a minor heart attack as due to bird shot lodged in that organ turned levity abruptly back to heat on the VP. Here are a host of updated news stories.
White House finds humor in hunting mishap (AP)
Texas lawyer in intensive care, Cheney under gun (Reuters)
Cheney to break silence on shooting accident (CNN)
Timeline Following Cheney’s Hunting Mishap (AP)