Saturday, July 21, 2007

Cheney To Take Presidency For Few Hours

US President George W. Bush will undergo a "routine colonoscopy" at the Camp David retreat on Saturday, temporarily ceding his powers to Vice President Dick Cheney, the White House said.Cheney will serve as acting President until such time as President Bush, who will be under anesthesia, says he is ready to resume his duties, Presidential spokesman Tony Snow told reporters. "The President has had no symptoms" of cancer, said Snow, who noted that President Bush had been scheduled for such an examination since undergoing a colonoscopy in June 2002.