I thought that might get your attention. But it’s true. Today Bush is going to undergo a colonoscopy and before he goes under he’ll be signing over Presidential power to Cheney until after the operation.
The procedure will be supervised by Dr. Richard Tubb, the presidentÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s doctor. It will be done by a team from the National Naval Medical Center at Bethesda, Md. Because the president will be under the effects of anesthesia, Bush has elected to implement Section 3 of the 25th Amendment to the Constitution, making Cheney acting president until Bush indicates he is prepared to reassume his authority.
During SaturdayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s transfer of power, the vice president will be at his home on the Chesapeake Bay in St. Michaels, Md., about 45 miles east of Washington, Snow said.
The 2002 transfer was only the second time that the ConstitutionÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s presidential disability clause was invoked. President Reagan was the first to invoke the ConstitutionÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 25th Amendment since its adoption in 1967 as a means of dealing with presidential disability and succession.
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