About an hour after the shooting occurred, Cheney should have called a press conference at the ranch and should have said something along these lines:
Just over an hour ago, I accidentally shot my good friend, Harry Whittington. He has been taken to the hospital and I am on my way there. I am, of course, distressed about this accident and wish him the speediest of recoveries. I turn you over now to ______ who will fill you in on the details while I am at the hospital. Thank you.
That response, however, would require a man with some integrity.
In other news:
Your tax dollars at work:
$1.9 billion for administration p.r.
$7 billion in credits to the oil companies (note: this is on top of $25 billion in profits)
Your Homeland Security Department at work:
Our new family motto: “I reject your reality and substitute my own.” (bonus points if you know its source)