July 20th, 2007
01:25 PM ET
4 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. 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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