He remarked that he did ask the Vice President's office to release the information earlier. Cheney was criticized for his handling of the matter. Medellin called Salinas back and said that "This is in fact a hunting accident" and that he [Medellin] had spoken with some of the people in the hunting party who were eyewitnesses and that they all said that it was definitely a hunting accident. Whittington was injured in the face, neck, and upper torso. Salinas says he [Salinas] also spoke with another [unnamed] eyewitness and he[the witness] said the same thing, that it was an accident. But in Ukraine his mission was explicitly political.
Dick Cheney hunting incident
The VP Responds to Critics". Ukraine was the third stop on Mr Cheney's tour of Russia's "near abroad". The incident, nicknamed Quailgate in the media, was the subject of jokes, satire and public ridicule. Kathryn Garcia, a reporter for the Corpus Christi Caller-Timesbroke the story after receiving a call from Armstrong at 11am, after confirming it with the White House and hospital. Al Frankennot yet a U.