In what cynics will surely say was an effort to improve his image, Vice President Dick Cheney shot a Texas lawyer.
The two were bird hunting with a group in Texas, when 78-year-old Harry Whittington walked into the Veep's line of fire and got peppered with birdshot.
The Vice President's staff kept the shooting under wraps 24 hours before issuing any statements on it.
The shooting victim is recovering in the hospital.
Vice President Cheney becomes the first Veep since Aaron Burr to shoot a man while in office. (WashPost)