. He's the man former Vice President Dick Cheney shot
in the face four years ago on a hunting trip. Now 82, Whittington
discussed the incident for the first time in today's Washington Post. It
seems getting blasted at close range with 200 pieces of birdshot was
not the highlight of this elderly Texan's golden years. The incident did not bring him any closer to Cheney. In fact, he's kind of mad at the guy. Not because he shot him (in the face), but because he was rude about it after. It's
this revelation that serves as the climax to Post staff writer Paul Farhi's article.
But did Cheney ever say in private what he
didn't say in public? Did he ever apologize?
Whittington, who has been talking about his life and career for hours,
suddenly draws silent.
"I'm not going to go into
that," he says sharply after a short pause.
Whittington is too gracious to say it out loud, but he doesn't dispute
the notion, either.
Nearly five years on, he's still
waiting for Dick Cheney to say he's sorry.
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