Inside The White House: Where's Cheney?

The question won't go away, thanks to Saturday Night Live parodies and columnists like the New York Times's Thomas Friedman, who last week scolded the Veep for his "continued cave dwelling." Is he really in hiding? For much of last week, according to Mary Matalin, Cheney's political counselor, he was in plain sight in Washington, living at the Vice President's mansion with his wife, even working out of his office in the West Wing of the White House. "It's just silly," she says of the calls for her boss to emerge. "I guess he'll have to run a marathon or something...

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