Monday, January 09, 2006

Vice President Cheney Hospitalized

Cheney was taken to the hospital early this morning with breathing problems. He was released a few hours later. It's apparently unrelated to his heart problems. He had some foot problems reported early this week that had him walking with a cane. Apparently the anti-inflammatory he was on for that caused him to retain fluids. Now he has a diuretic to take.

"He has had four heart attacks, quadruple bypass surgery, two artery-clearing angioplasties and an operation to implant a special pacemaker in his chest." I noticed that his first heart attack was in 1978 at the age of 37, after that he quit smoking, but it seems he started exercising and eating better in 2000, seems a little late.

So here's my speculation, image Bush needs to appoint a new VP, who would it be? My guess is Condi Rice, making her the first woman and first black to serve as VP. I don't see him having any other choice. Rumsfeld and Gonzales are the only other long term senior people he has and this president hasn't seemed to meet anyone new in a decade. Could you imagine a 2008 election of Condi vs Hilary?

1 comment:

Natalie & Jessica's Dad said...

While I wouldn't put it past the current admin to have a conspiracy in place to put someone into the VP slot for the upcoming election, I can't imagine Bush (or anyone on the GOP) slotting a female, never mind a minority female, into that slot. But a C vs. C fight to the death would be fun to watch.