Neither George Bush or Dick Cheney think that the Russia-Georgia crisis is important enough to interrupt their holidays. Bush will speak to reporters this morning from his holiday home in Texas, having been joined on an earlier teleconference by Dick Cheney speaking from his holiday "home" in Wyoming (he hasn't lived there for years). On the other hand, Cheney told people in Wyoming that he's "unsure" about where he will be next Tuesday, which is odd for such a bureaucratic master. So one possibility is that Bush will be sending him to Tblisi for another flagpin fashion show with Mikhail Saakashvili. But where was Condi's flagpin?
UPDATE 25 AUGUST: Cheney is being sent, albeit a little later than we predicted.