Crawford TX - A spokesman for ex-President Bush said Dick Cheney arrived this morning for a "sit down" with George Bush. The spokesman acknowledged that George Bush had been upset with remarks that Dick Cheney had released to the press in recent months and that the two intended to smooth things over.
However around noon Laura Bush was seen leaving the ranch in a huff. A reporter on scene said that Mrs. Bush was heard shouting through the fly encrusted screen door to someone inside, "Will you two babies please knock off all the bullshit. I've had it up to here and I swear to God I'll leave and never come back!"
It appeared that both men had worked out their differences all was quite for several minutes. Then both men exited the west entrance of the house with shotguns in their possession, obviously to go hunting for one of the many wild quail on the ranch. The reported on scene stated that it looked like both men, in an attempt to even their chances at bagging a bird, then lined up back to back.
"Then," said the reporter, "George Bush started counting to twenty and with each count both men took a step away from each other. At around fifty feet both men whirled around and in a horrendous accident each shotgun accidently discharged, hitting the other man in the face."
"I don't know what the big rush was all about," said the reporter, "as there wasn't a quail within a couple of hundred yards."
Secret Service agents, who at the time of the accidental double shooting were sleeping under a large oak tree nearby, then rushed both men to the hospital in nearby Waco for further medical treatment.