The Right Coast

February 15, 2006
Stupid question of the week
By Tom Smith

Fox News gets the nod:

Question: How far away from you was he?

Cheney: I'm guessing about 30 yards, which was a good thing. If he'd been closer, obviously, the damage from the shot would have been greater.

Question: Now, is it clear that -- he had caught part of the shot, is that right?

Cheney: -- part of the shot. He was struck in the right side of his face, his neck and his upper torso on the right side of his body.

Question: And you -- and I take it, you missed the bird.

Cheney: I have no idea. I mean, you focused on the bird, but as soon as I fired and saw Harry there, everything else went out of my mind. I don't know whether the bird went down, or didn't.

You missed the bird?