Imagine that you are the Vice President of the most powerful nation on Earth. One fine Saturday afternoon, you and a bunch of your mates do some quail hunting. You see a couple of quails flying infront of you, get excited, then pull the trigger and only realise later that you have shot one of your mates infront of you. So what do you do?
a)Attend to the injured dude and immediately come clean to the public about the accident.
b) Attend to the injured dude, then tell a private citizen, the ranch owner that she should be the first one to break the news to a local newspaper while you and your office keep silent about the accident for nearly a day.
For US Vice President Dick Cheney, he took option b. TIME has more on how Cheney broke the number 1 rule of hunting. Shoot the quail, not the man Dick! And to see how difficult it is to shoot a quail, try the Dick Cheney Quail Hunt flash game.