July 20th, 2007
01:25 PM ET
12 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. Colin Lee, Lakeville, MN

    Aha! Al Qaeda's secret plan is to work at Blue Cross and deny the President's insurance claims until he dies of colon cancer. They really have learned true terror from Americans, but I guess they didn't learn that the President doesn't have to suffer at the hands of his own private insurance companies with all the government-paid doctors he gets.

    July 20, 2007 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  2. Denise, WICHITA KS

    Cheney you the man:
    Wicthia KS? Where is that?

    First, learn to spell the name of your own city. Then you can work on politics.

    July 20, 2007 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  3. medusa'sbigO, Houston TX

    Add some E85 by-products like formaldehyde and acetate, or carcinogenic refinery run-off like benzyne, cadmium, mercury, arsenic, and lead to his anesthesia mix so he knows how it feels to breathe in Texas. Maybe the doctors will locate the $12 billion missing in government money contracted at Halliburton.

    July 20, 2007 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  4. Cheney the man in Wichitia ks

    One thing is for certain once the biased media gets the liberals in complete control of DC the insurance premiums will go up. After all hard someone is going to have to pay for ther "universal healthcare"

    July 20, 2007 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  5. Kris, Minneapolis, MN

    In responce to the list of senator's who voted to go to war, didn't like 9 of them read the report about the pro's and con's of going to war in the first place? Unless one of the under dog's with no finacial backing somehow wins the next election were going to end up w/ more of the same people in Washington not doing their jobs.

    July 20, 2007 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  6. John, Ca.

    Regarding the Senate vote:

    The majority of Democrats in the House, and a majority of all Democrats combined voted against the war resolution.

    A resolution that war would be used as a last resort after the Imperial President went back to the UN for a second vote.

    He never went back for that second vote.

    The Republic Party needs to stop filibustering the will of the American people, and choose national interest over the politics of backing Dumbya and his failed policy in Iraq.

    July 20, 2007 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  7. Mike, Atlanta, GA

    Okay, Dingbats: Here are YOUR legislators who voted to go to Iraq and now you mindless twits are blaming one man – the President. Get your facts straight.

    Posted By DEMSDUH : July 20, 2007 3:01 pm

    Yes, we do blame the President and his administration, because they gave FABRICATED EVIDENCE to Congress in order to gather enough support for his declaration of war. It's too bad no one on the right side of the aisle was smart enough to see past that and vote "nay".

    July 20, 2007 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  8. B Clay, Farmington, New Mexico

    Welcome to the United States of Haliburton! If you have any oil, we will take it.

    I wasn't using my rights anyway.

    July 20, 2007 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |

    To Denise "Wicthia" is a small small suburb across the big ditch from WICHITA and as far away from the College Hill area as possible. Thanks for asking and thanks for correcting me.

    July 20, 2007 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  10. Anonymous

    Now don't quote me and I'm sure this is nothing, but the bible does say the people will give the devil all authority for a hour to commit destruction. I'm not calling Cheney the devil, but this world is really hosed and this just adds to the interest in revelations. Intersting.

    July 20, 2007 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  11. Denise, WICHITA KS

    Cheney you the man:
    Wichitia ks?
    You still haven't got it right!

    One more try. Come on, you can do it.

    July 20, 2007 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  12. Priya Joshi, Chicago, IL

    Hm. I love how Bush advocates cancer screening, but most Americans can't even afford it because they don't have health insurance. That's why it's the 2nd most common cancer in America. That's why a lot of people die in America. Nice work Bush. Nice work.

    July 20, 2007 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  13. CeeBee Seattle WA

    maybe they will find Osama in there

    July 20, 2007 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  14. Paul, GCPDM, Canada

    Dear "REDSTATE : July 20, 2007 3:37 pm"

    Of course nobody likes when its President is criticized/insulted – The President of a country is supposed to represent the best image of its people and the logic would be the election of an intelligent individual (right or left wing) not someone that did not know before invading Iraq that there were Shiite and Sunny Muslims!! Or someone that cannot talk by himself without saying anything stupid unless he reads a speech. Having G.W. Bush as President sure makes all of you look dumb – On the other hand, Cheney is far from being stupid (but he is a fascist).

    I would like to insist that it is often not the American people being insulted/criticized by the outside world but your government and its foreign policies of spreading freedom – somehow, you have to show the world that 70% of you are against killing people for oil, or you could ask your government why they doesn’t “spread democracy” to Saudi Arabia or Kuwait.

    When the governments of Canada, France or Germany refuse to invade a sovereign country in 2003, the US media where making fun of the French, showing people dumping wine on the street in New York and calling French Fries “Freedom Fries”. Four years later who made the best choice.

    July 20, 2007 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  15. Ivy, San Antonio, Texas

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOh...my God...I hope we will not start another WAR in 2 ½ hours. This Man will Pardon himself and issue blank pardons for future and then approve impeach immunity before handing back power to Bush. God help us.

    July 20, 2007 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  16. Terry Ott, Minot, ND

    W has to have been praying for a "light at the end of the tunnel" for some time now. Who says God doesn't answer prayers?

    July 20, 2007 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm |
  17. John from America

    Do you think we could find three people in America that trust Dick Cheney?

    July 20, 2007 11:45 pm at 11:45 pm |
  18. someguy

    Long live President Cheney!

    July 21, 2007 12:40 am at 12:40 am |
  19. Evez @ Long Beach, Ca

    Seems healthcare in America is getting better. I wonder how much his co-pay.

    July 21, 2007 02:00 am at 2:00 am |
  20. Zack, Fayetteville NC

    Ha ha ha... this board really does show that Rush is right: CNN is definately for the left wing wackos.
    Good God (can I say that or does it offend anyone?), Cheney didn't kill the country.. what a surprise.

    July 21, 2007 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  21. zakkattack

    Ummm, who cares? Really now...

    July 21, 2007 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
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