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November 13, 2004
VP Sent To Hospital

Vice President Dick Cheney experienced "shortness of breath" and was taken to a hospital this morning, the AP reports:

"On the recommendation of his doctors, the vice president is going to George Washington University Hospital for some tests," spokesman Ken Lisaius said. "He experienced some shortness of breath Saturday morning and has had a bad cold, which could be the cause for the shortness of breath."

President Bush was notified, Lisaius said.

Besides wishing the best for Dick Cheney and his family on a personal level, the incapacitation of the VP would be a tough blow for the Bush Administration. Cheney provides a philosophical focus and operational expertise to the war on terror, and losing those talents even for a short time will be tough to overcome.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at November 13, 2004 1:13 PM

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