The continuing absence of Dick Cheney from the public eye will extend even to tomorrow, when for a few hours he will formally have the powers of the Presidency with George Bush under anasthetic for a colonoscopy. Here's the strange thing, as revealed by Press Secretary Tony Snow --
Q Where will the Vice President be?
MR. SNOW: He will be at his home on the Eastern Shore.
That would be Cheney's huge pad in St Michael's, next to Rummy's. Doubtless they have much to discuss. But he's not up for at least the appearance of being at the White House when formally in charge?