Cheney Hunting Accident

The White House is playing down the weekend hunting accident involving Vice President Cheney.

And Cheney's keeping a low profile.

He had lunch with President Bush Monday and took part in a meeting with Bush and U-N chief Kofi Annan but was gone before reporters and cameras were allowed into the session.

Cheney accidentally shot and wounded a fellow hunter in Texas Saturday.

It turns out he also violated Texas game law by failing to buy a game bird hunting stamp.

The vice president's office said last night he's sent in a seven-dollar check for one.

As for why reporters in Washington weren't told about the shooting for nearly 24 hours, White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan says it's "always possible" to do a "better job."


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