Minor league hockey team spoofs Cheney's hunting accident with promotion
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A minor league hockey team plans to spoof U.S. vice-president Dick Cheney's recent hunting mishap by handing out orange hunting vests with the words, "Don't Shoot, I'm Human."
Cheney accidentally shot a friend while quail hunting on a Texas ranch last month. The Las Vegas Wranglers of the ECHL expect to distribute 1,000 vests at Friday's game, dubbed "Dick Cheney Hunting Vest Night." The Wranglers will play the Alaska Aces in the 7,000-seat Orleans Arena.
"It was sort of too juicy not to do," said Billy Johnson, Wranglers president and chief operating officer. "It's one of those events in pop culture."
Cheney's office in Washington, D.C., did not immediately respond Monday to requests for comment.