It's clearly an accident, but the fact that the White House didn't release this information, that it sat around for almost a day is, in itself, bizarre. Late-night comics are going to be all over it. You know, these things ? fairly or unfairly ? tend to become a metaphor for a presidency and don't be surprised if you see lots of jokes about the vice president was trigger happy, or he might have had better aim if he'd served in Vietnam.