Shotgun Diplomacy II

On Saturday, February 11, 2006, U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot 78-year-old lawyer Harry Whittington in the face on a hunting trip. More on that incident from the wags.

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Impatient with efforts to close the courts to litigants, the Administration literally fired the first shot in its groundbreaking "No Lawyer Left Standing" initiative.

Vice President Cheney, hunting on a private lawyer ranch near Kingsville, Texas, bagged an impressive buck (Harry Whittington, UT Law '50).

Under the new program, hunters may take one in-house lawyer or three outside lawyers daily. The limit has been suspended for trial lawyers.

"We've just got to thin the herd," said the Vice President. "We've tried tort reform and caps on damages, but people are still suing." Plus, Cheney added, "It's easy and fun. In Texas, you can shoot in almost any direction and hit a lawyer."

Posted February 19, 2006

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