I'm sure many blogs have posted about the magic bb theory.
A fine theory but wrong.
Cheney finally gave an interview to some cable channel,
I just saw parts of it on CNN, but he says he takes full
responsibility and that Whittington was not at fault.
But even if Whittington had moved position and Cheney didn'tknow it,
one of the basics of that kind of bird hunting is
you don't shoot until the bird is above the horizon.
This leads to other theories other than the magic BB.
1) Whittington was hovering above the ground and Cheney shot him
a) because he hates aliens, or
b) he was jealous of Whittington's super powers
2) these quail were not wild birds, they are grown on the farm,
they are not spooked as easily nor fly excitedly like wild birds.
I figure Cheney had Whittington running around the fields
trying to scare the birds up, and voila, he's in the line of fire.
WAIT, HOLD THE PRESSES! I'VE FOUND THE MOTIVE!
Profile of Whittington By Simon Romero, NY Times
"... he has [passions]that do not fit so squarely with his image as a Republican elder.
One is prison reform. While serving on the board of the Texas Department of Corrections
in the 1980's and after observing the conditions in many stateprisons,
he once claimed, "Prisons are to crime what greenhouses are to plants."
He also led an effort to move mentally retarded inmates out of the general prison population
and followed this with outspoken support ofa bill to ban execution of retarded prisoners."
THERE YOU HAVE IT.
What kind of Republican, particularlyTexas Republican, can be anti-death penalty?
Cheney saw through this faux Republican shell and saw the liberal within! BANG!