Lori Geary of WSB-TV tracked down Russell “Monty” Robertson, the fellow who was sprayed with shotgun pellets Sunday while following a quail hunting party that included state Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine, a GOP candidate for governor.
From this evening’s broadcast:
“It’s wasn’t no Dick Cheney event,” said Robertson. “If they would have done what I said I’d have picked them out and went home.”
Instead, Robertson wound up at Redmond Hospital on Sunday afternoon. He still has bird shot in his leg.
“It was a low bird. I was behind him and the bird went the wrong way. They came toward me, they got down on the bird and I was in the way,” Robertson said.
The Oxendine campaign has identified the candidate’s 13-year-old son as the shooter. Robertson said on the WSB report that he’s not so sure:
“I don’t know what the DNR report says. I know that I took two different (types of) buckshot out of my leg,” Robertson said.
But Robertson said he’d hunt with Oxendine again. “I’m good. I can dance properly,” he said. “A 12-gauge ain’t going to take an old hillbilly down.”
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