It seems a birdshot pellet has somehow managed to lodge in his heart and cause a mild heart attack, despite barely breaking the skin and the extent of damage being a speckling of raised red spots that resemble chicken pox. Doctors are reportig that Mr. Whittington will have to remain in the hospital for at least another seven days and that his condition will be monitored closely.
White House officials, meanwhile, are having fun with the shooting, getting off some good-natured ribs at the Veep's expense.
***Live Blogging Mode Engaged***
THIS JUST IN, AS I WAS TYPING!!!
CNN has just downgraded the lodging of that pellet in Mr. Whittington's heart and the resulting mild heart attack, as was reported by one of Whittington's doctors, on CNN, just moments ago, to the pellet merely "brushing up against" Whittington's heart and causing some "complications."
Melhi Ink would like to wish CNN God-speed in their ongoing efforts to cure Mr. Whittington by supper time.