My first inclination when I heard about Dick Cheney's little hunting accident was to let it go. I knew the media would try to make something out of what was most likely nothing. Then I read a story or two about it. Here's what I'm not buying. A story in this morning's Newsday showed a graphic of the damage to Whittington's neck and chest. (The graphic is apparently not on Newsday's site.) I'm no CSI investigator or anything like that, but I have a hard time believing that a 28-gauge can do that sort of damage with that sort of shot pattern at 30 yards. I think either Whittington was closer than reported or Cheney's choke was tighter than it probably should have been for bird hunting.