Bush is acting president; Cheney in hospital for battery recharge
By Nick Dupree
CAMP DAVID, Maryland (Satire) — Vice President Cheney transferred the powers of the presidency to George W. Bush on Saturday just before having minor surgery to receive a new battery for an implanted device that monitors his heart rhythms, his spokeswoman said.
“The device was successfully replaced without complication,” Megan McGinn, the vice president’s deputy press secretary.
Cheney temporarily transferred his authority at 7:16 a.m. ET to Bush, who is at Camp David playing Game Boy
“The president is now serving as acting president,” White House spokesman Scott Stanzel said.
He said the temporary transfer of power will end when Cheney returns to Washington Monday.
An unnamed staffer, speaking on condition of anonymity for fear of being pwnd, said “frankly, we are worried. The last time President Bush was briefly in control, he nominated his legal secretary to the Supreme Court.”
Real story: Cheney leaves hospital after minor surgery