The Kaplan piece on Harry Whittington, the man who Dick Cheney shot, is good. Whittington was really messed up by getting shot, his lung collapsed, a piece of lead in his larynx gives his voice a warble, and all told, he has 30 pieces of
buckshot birdshot still in him. If you read this, and think back on all the Republicans who went on tv to chuckle about “peppering”, you may throw up in your mouth a little.
I don’t know a whole lot about the guy but he comes off as pretty decent: a rich Republican, yes, but one who actually seemed to give a fuck about prisoners when he was on the state prison board.
He doesn’t consider Cheney a friend, only an “acquaintance”, and he sounds a little peeved that Cheney never apologized to him.