Harry Whittington, the man who former Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot while they were hunting quail on a Texas ranch 17 years ago, has died.
Whittington and others were hunting with Cheney on the sprawling Armstrong Ranch in South Texas on Feb. 11, 2006, when Cheney, while aiming for a bird, struck Whittington, who was 78 at the time.
My other invitation was to go quail hunting with Dick Cheney.”.
Cheney said the accident happened after Whittington had stepped out of the hunting party to get a downed bird in deep cover.
Bush used the building for his gubernatorial campaign headquarters, as did former Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
Bush, then governor of Texas, appointed him in 1999 to lead a restructured Texas Funeral Services Commission, which was embroiled in a whistleblower lawsuit.
“He was an extraordinary human being, and to be remembered as being the victim of a hunting accident sort of gripes me," Rove said. »