Dick Cheney has finally crossed that line between everyday villainy and cartoonish super-villainy, by "accidentally" shooting a 78-year-old man during a hunting trip. In the words of a (clearly Texan) bystander, the victim, Harry Whittington got "peppered pretty good", suffering shotgun injuries to the cheek, neck and chest, but is said to be "doing fine" in hospital (luckily for ol' Harry, the medical team that is on constant standby to keep Cheney alive, was able to treat him on the scene).
According to Wikipedia:
This is the second documented instance that an American has shot another person while holding the office of Vice President. The only other time this has happened was the Hamilton-Burr duel over 200 years ago.