U.S. TREASURY SECRETARY PAULSON SHOT IN THE CHEST AT CLOSE RANGE
On or around Friday 28th December 2007, Henry M. Paulson Jr., Secretary of the US Treasury, was shot at close range in the chest. He was reported to be in a critical condition on New Year’s Eve, and was thought unlikely to make it overnight. At about 7.00pm UK time on 1st January 2008, Henry Paulson was still alive, with the bullet lodged in his chest. Sources stated that he was too weak to be operated upon, which implied that he was thought unlikely to survive.
The US Treasury Department’s Public Engagements Schedule, published on the official Treasury website by the Press Department, stated: ‘No events Currently Scheduled from December 22 – January 4’.
CLOSE AIDE OF VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY SHOT DEAD POINT BLANK
On Saturday 29th December 2007, a close aide of Vice President Richard Cheney, in his mid-40s, was shot at close range in the chest, and died.
ACTUAL NUMBER OF U.S. HIT LIST TARGETS IS KNOWN
A list of 127 senior people in the United States alone who have been targeted for assassination, is reported by reliable sources to exist.
Update: Paulson must be made of sturdy stuff indeed, because he is already scheduled to be back on the lecture circuit:
Treasury Secretary Paulson to Deliver Speech on Capital Markets and Economy
Washington, DC -- Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson, Jr. will deliver a speech on Monday in New York City at an event hosted by the New York Society of Security Analysts. He will discuss the recent developments in the capital markets and their impact on the economy.
What: Speech on Capital Markets and the Economy
When: 2:00 p.m. (EST) Monday, January 7
Where: New York City - Location TBA
Note: Media interested in attending should RSVP to email@example.com.