I'm going to tell the truth. I honestly don't know how to feel about this.
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Vice President Dick Cheney will serve as acting president briefly Saturday while President Bush is anesthetized for a routine colonoscopy, White House spokesman Tony Snow said Friday.On the one hand, we've got President Bush suffering some major discomfort, which is good (in fact, I wish they'd use a 1990's-era Sony Handicam duct taped to the end of a two-by-four of rough-hewn pine for the procedure, but that's just the dreams of mad, little, evil me). Perhaps, after waking up a wee bit sore in the trailer, George might be able to develop a little sympathy for what the average American has gone through these past six and a half years.
On the other hand, the phrase "Acting President Cheney" leaves a very bad taste in my mouth. It's like chewing on a piece of stale, black licorice that's been dipped in goat vomit and doused with kerosene while a one-eyed midget with brass knuckles punches you in the plums.
Fortunately, this has happened before, and it was all uneventful. Still... If you should find yourself feeling a little unhappy or sad tomorrow, just try to imagine what our Commander in Chief is going through, and do try to smile.