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"Quail Grateful to Harry Whittington for Taking Dick Cheney's Shot - February 16th 2006
Chuck, a quail from Texas, has expressed his gratitude to 78 year old lawyer Harry Whittington for intercepting a shot fired at him by Vice President of the United States, Dick Cheney. The quail, who has lived most of his life at the ranch where the incident took place, escaped unscathed – whereas hero Harry Whittington was hospitalised, suffering pellet wounds to the cheek, neck and chest.
“I have to say I thought that was it,” Chuck recounted, “When Dick Cheney swung around and got me in his sights I thought my days of living were over. I saw the glint in the Vice President's eye as his finger tightened on the trigger – I was certain I was going to die.
“The last thing I expected was for Harry Whittington to intercept the shot – I mean, he'd only shot dead 3 of my friends only 20 minutes ago. If anything I would have expected him to have unloaded an Uzi into my bloody corpse.”
Whilst the exact details of the incident are still unknown, it is believed that Dick Cheney inadvertently hit his friend whilst trying to shoot Chuck. It is generally accepted by all concerned that the Vice President was not intending to shoot Harry Whittington as no charges have yet been brought against him..........."
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