Dick Cheney Is Acting President Today

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posted on Jul, 21 2007 @ 08:41 AM
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Dick Cheney Is Acting President Today


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President Bush transferred the powers of the presidency to Vice President Dick Cheney on Saturday just before being sedated for a routine screening to detect colon cancer.

With a signed letter to the leaders of the House and Senate, Bush temporarily transferred his authority at 7:16 a.m. EDT to Cheney, who is at his home on the Chesapeake Bay in St. Michaels, Md., about 30 miles east of Washington.

β€œThe vice president is now serving as acting president,” White House spokesman Scott Stanzel said.
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posted on Jul, 21 2007 @ 08:41 AM
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Cheney is now in charge because Bush is having his bum checked, and Cheney is actually on vacation. But he's not that far away from Washington. It's a very uncommon thing for a President to turn over power, butt Bush will be sedated for the procedure.


Bush relinquished his authority by implementing Section 3 of the 25th Amendment to the Constitution. The amendment β€” approved in 1967 four years after President Kennedy was assassinated β€” has been used only twice before.


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posted on Jul, 21 2007 @ 08:46 AM
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I see said the blind man.

That thread should be move to "Breaking Political News".





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