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More on the aftermath of Dead eye Cheney
White House Livid About Handling Of Cheney Incident -CBS
NEW YORK -(Dow Jones)- A source described as close to the Bush administration said people inside the White House are "livid" about the way Vice President Dick Cheney's office has handled the hunting accident he was involved in over the weekend, CBS News reported Tuesday.
According to CBS News, the source said the issue was no longer Cheney's view of press management but rather about Iraq, Hurricane Katrina and a range of other issues that play into the public's view of the administration's arrogance.
CBS News reported that private signals were being sent that the matter has been handled badly and Cheney needs to come out and say something.
On Saturday Cheney accidentally shot Harry Whittington, a 78-year-old lawyer, while on a quail hunt in Texas. The news wasn't made public until Sunday, and all this week the White House has been peppered with questions about how slowly the information was made known.
Doctors announced Tuesday that a birdshot pellet is in or touching Whittington's heart and that he had a mild heart attack.
Cheney's office issued a written statement saying the Vice President had called Whittington on Tuesday, wished him well and asked if there was anything he could do.
(END) Dow Jones Newswires
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