AP: Cheney surrounded by medical people
I found this kind of interesting in the AP report--not just the explanation of the delay, but especially the landowner's explanation that Cheney is surrounded by medical people and has an ambulance waiting for him apparently all the time: "McBride said the vice president's office did not tell reporters about the accident Saturday because they were deferring to Armstrong to handle the announcement of what happened on her property.
Armstrong, owner of the Armstrong Ranch, said Whittington was bleeding after he was shot and Cheney was very apologetic.
'It broke the skin,' she said of the shotgun blast. 'It knocked him silly. But he was fine. He was talking. His eyes were open. It didn't get in his eyes or anything like that.
'Fortunately, the vice president has got a lot of medical people around him, and so they were right there and probably more cautious than we would have been,' she said. 'The vice president has got an ambulance on call, so the ambulance came.'"