President Dick Cheney

The Democrats’ worst nightmare will occur this weekend: Dick Cheney will become assume the powers of the presidency. For a little while, at least.

President Bush will undergo a routine colonoscopy Saturday, and will transfer power to Vice President Dick Cheney during the procedure, expected to take about two and a half hours, the chief White House spokesman said.

Cheney was Acting President for a little over two hours back in 2002.

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Comments

  1. Andy says:

    Cheney was Acting President for a little over two hours back in 2002.

    Also, Cheney has been acting President for a little over 6 years, from January 2001 to July 2007.

  2. Perhaps he can put a little more umph into his command to Senator Leahy as President.