As election nears, Dick Cheney still has "other priorities"

The vice president abandons campaigning for his first hunting trip since he shot Harry Whittington.


Tim Grieve
November 6, 2006 9:33PM (UTC)

Tuesday's election may determine the course of the "ideological struggle of the 21st century," but Dick Cheney apparently has more important things to do in the meantime. The Associated Press reports that the vice president won't be on the campaign trail today or tomorrow; he heads to South Dakota today in order to -- wait for it! -- go hunting for the first time since he shot Harry Whittington in February.

We wonder if Cheney's hunting partners know the stakes.

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Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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