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WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush Saturday will undergo a colonoscopy -- a diagnostic examination to check for early signs of colon cancer -- and will transfer power to Vice President Dick Cheney during the procedure.
"It is the third such procedure I've had," said the president. "The doctors recommended I have another because the last time they found some benign polyps."
Asked about the decision to transfer power, Bush said, "I did so because we're at war, and I just want to be super cautious."
Bush said he and his staffers had discussed the issue and "looked at precedent" before he decided on the transfer of power, which is authorized under the 25th Amendment to the Constitution.
"I'm the first president to have done so under this type of procedure of physical examination," Bush said.
This definitely isn't a big deal, but is necessary... what if a hostile state fired their nuclear weapons at us at this very time the prez is knocked out?
Originally posted by Alien42
Didn't anyone see the date?
Originally posted by aecreate
Is he full of himself or something else?
Originally posted by St Udio
all they scope is about the last 4 ft of your bowels...
If the report says he'll be knocked out & unconscious
...i'd say that is exaggeration & sensationalism, for titilating the reader
[edit on 20-7-2007 by St Udio]