On February 11, , then- United States vice president Dick Cheney accidentally shot Harry Whittington , a thenyear-old Texas attorney , with a gauge Perazzi shotgun  while participating in a quail hunt on a ranch in Riviera, Texas. Local authorities released a report on the shooting on February 16, , and witness statements on February On February 14, , Whittington suffered a non-fatal heart attack and atrial fibrillation due to at least one lead-shot pellet lodged in or near his heart. Cheney did not speak publicly about the incident until February 15 in an interview with Fox News. Early reports indicated that Cheney and Whittington were friends and that the injuries were minor.
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As the former vice president releases his memoir, it's useful to recall the many reasons why the vast majority of Americans disapproved of his tenure. When Vice President Dick Cheney left office, his approval rating stood at a staggeringly low 13 percent. Few political figures in history have been so reviled. As his memoir, In My Time , hits bookstores today, and he does a series of friendly interviews in the press, some Americans with short memories might wonder, "Why is it that so few were willing to endorse his performance in office? President Bush bears ultimate responsibility for the War in Iraq, as do the members of Congress who voted for it. But Dick Cheney's role in the run-up to war was uniquely irresponsible and mendacious. And after the invasion he contributed to the early dysfunction on the ground.
Sometimes, ignorance is diss. In the early aughts, Mariah Carey killed Jennifer Lopez with cluelessness, shutting down an interviewer who asked about the rival pop star simply by saying, "I don't know her. People see power in its blatant evasiveness, but it's also starting to look petty, a product of media pitting successful women against each other. The "I don't know her" meme was due for an update.
Tears or no, the feud Vice dramatizes in the Cheney family over Mary Cheney's sexual orientation was very much real. The conflict, which fractured the notoriously close family five years ago, is back in the spotlight thanks to the film, which has drawn serious awards notice and is likely to keep the Cheneys in the headlines through the Oscars. Here, according to previous PEOPLE reports, other news accounts and statements from the Cheneys themselves, is the true story behind their fight, the crux of which was love — familial and romantic. Growing up, the Cheney daughters were a vivacious and personable duo: together on the road, handing out pamphlets and swag at campaign events.