"Dead Eye" Dick Cheney SHOOTS a Guy!

Sunday, February 12, 2006 at 01:37 PM

Name the last sitting VP to shoot a person.

No... not Aaron Burr. If you had been asked the question Saturday morning, the third Vice President -- serving under Thomas Jefferson -- WOULD have been the correct answer.

Then, at about 5:30 pm Saturday....THIS happened.

Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot and injured a man during a weekend quail hunting trip in Texas, his spokeswoman said Sunday.  Harry Whittington, 78, was "alert and doing fine" after Cheney sprayed him with shotgun pellets on Saturday while the two were hunting at the Armstrong Ranch in south Texas, said property owner Katharine Armstrong. Armstrong said Whittington was mostly injured on his right side, with the pellets hitting his cheek, neck and chest, and was taken to the hospital by ambulance.  Whittington was in stable condition Sunday, said Yvonne Wheeler, spokeswoman for the Christus Spohn Health System.

Back to Aaron Burr. He was later tried (although acquitted) for treason.

Will this strange vice-presidential historical coincidence continue?