The Secret Service said that they gave notice to the Sheriff about one hour after the shooting. Lawyer Harry Whittington was a pretty big-wig in Texas politics. According to the report, Cheney "was swinging on game", i. You are commenting using your Facebook account. White House Deferred to Cheney on Shooting. Don't get them wrong. On his first show after the incident, Stephen Colbert , host of The Colbert Report , confessed to having been involved in a hunting accident of his own over the weekend, then proceeded to show an edited version of Brit Hume 's interview with Dick Cheney, featuring Colbert in place of Cheney.