Like the headline to


Like the headline to Paul Begala’s post over at TPMCafe says, Dick Cheney sure is lucky that most of the reporters covering this story aren’t reporters.

Here’s a passage from a piece out from ABCNews

After difficulty getting information from Cheney’s staff, ABC News learned from sources mostly outside the White House that the vice president’s Secret Service contingent had notified the local sheriff an hour after the vice president accidentally shot prominent Texas lawyer Harry Whittington with a pellet gun while hunting for quail.

A pellet gun? Like when bad guys whack people with a sawed-off pellet gun? Please. A shotgun is not a ‘pellet gun’. It’s a shotgun.