Dick Cheney has hunting accident
Oops. As reader Dave B. points out, AP illustrates the story with a picture of Cheney receiving a presentation musket from NRA leaders, although muskets and NRA have nothing to do with the story.
[UPDATE: Speaking of sporting injuries, the Olympics today compiled a truly impressive casualty list.
FURTHER UPDATE: word is that the hunter shot has suffered a heart attack, probably as a result of a shot dislodged. I'm no expert here, but if a birdshot had entered a vein larger than its diameter, I'd expect it could be drawn into the heart and clog a vessel -- a rather rare event. Of course the NY Times wants to make the worst of it. The article says he was struck by somewhere between five and several hundred pellets, which is a rather wide range, something closer to either got a nasty graze or took the majority of a load. I'd suspect it's closer to the former, as taking the full load would suggest it was at very close range and involved much worse damage than seems to have been reported.