Cue the late-night bits - Dick Cheney has had another hunting mishap.
Foiling his team's chances at the One Shot Antelope Hunt in Wyoming over the weekend, the former vice president experienced an equipment malfunction, according to K2TV, which kept his gun from going off. Both Cheney's teammates, including Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead, hit their bucks.
"The vice president is an excellent shot [but] had a gun malfunction," Mead said.
Ahead of the outing, though, the governor couldn't resist ribbing his teammate, tossing reference to Cheney's infamous quail hunting trip in 2006, during which he accidentally shot Texas lawyer Harry Whittington in the face. Mead's first order of business, he said, according to the Jackson Hole News and Guide, was to ensure Cheney had "sighted in" his gun properly.
Cheney retorted playfully: "Trust me."
"It shouldn't surprise anyone that Dick Cheney's gun had a major malfunction today; he had Remington ammunition," joked Jeff "Doc" Sinchack, captain of the Wounded Warrior team, referring to the firearms manufacturer whose team won the competition. "But the good news is, [his] gun didn't work and nobody got hurt."
Teasing aside, Mead said he thinks Cheney had fun: "I think he is so excited and enjoyed this so much. He'll be back next year."
Indeed, Cheney assured, he plans to return: "I don't take it personally; I'm sure there was a small problem with the manufacturer," Cheney told his fellow hunters at the victory banquet. "But I will be back next year and I have enjoyed it, it's been fantastic. It's great to spend so much time with some fine folks."