Monday, January 19, 2009

Burden of surrendering reins of gov't too much for Cheney

Cheney Pulls Muscle and Is in Wheelchair

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Dick Cheney pulled a muscle in his back on Monday while moving boxes and will be in a wheelchair for Tuesday's inauguration ceremony.

The White House press secretary, Dana Perino, said Mr. Cheney was helping to move into his new home in McLean, Va., when he injured his back. His doctor recommended that he use a wheelchair for the next couple of days. Ms. Perino said Mr. Cheney was all right otherwise.

"The vice president is looking forward to being there for tomorrow's historic inaugural activities," she said.
Quiz: What was Cheney really doing when he threw his back out?

    a.) Shredding incriminating documents
    b.) Trying to shift responsibility for his crimes to someone else
    c.) Trying to lift his administration's poll numbers above historic lows
    d.) Trying to get that weird grimace off his face
    e.) Loading his shotgun in order to stage a "hunting accident" tomorrow


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