July 20th, 2007
01:25 PM ET
5 years ago

Cheney to become president...briefly

Vice President Dick Cheney.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - 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.

Tony Snow said Friday that the procedure, during which a doctor looks for any signs of cancer, will be carried out at Camp David, Maryland, and the president will be placed under anesthesia.

Bush's last colonoscopy was in June 2002, and no abnormalities were found, Snow said.

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  1. Larry, Seattle, WA

    I thought GWB was ALREADY under anesthesia!

    July 21, 2007 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  2. Steve Jones

    Wow! Hold the presses: Dick Cheney is running the Executive Branch!!!!!!

    This is the first time I've ever seen a major news network being 6 years late on a story.

    July 21, 2007 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  3. lippy Alliance, Nebraska

    Please..Please... Please......All you people who voted for Bush/Cheney and still think they are ok.....please don't vote anymore...spend the time on election day cleaning out your navals...the country would appreciate it and you'd be more productive

    July 21, 2007 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  4. J.P.Wagner, Wichita, Ks.

    Maybe with the title, President Cheney will have an epiphany, learn from his mistakes, and start thinking much further ahead than how to stuff a few more dollars in a special interest pocket. I don't expect that soon. Mission Accomplished Indeed. Balderdash!

    There is no hope; but I could be wrong.

    July 23, 2007 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  5. Thas Dude, Hownear, Nowhere

    2.5 hours... just enough time to shred the Constitution, declare war on 14 different countries and shuttle Alberto Gonzales across the U.S.-Canadian border.

    September 3, 2007 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
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