Easy Does It

Compared with Clinton--or Cheney--George W. Bush is certainly no workaholic. Does the President lean too hard on his heart-sick Veep?

If anyone in the Bush Administration deserves a day off, it's Dick Cheney. From the budget to energy policy to national security and foreign affairs, there's almost no major issue that doesn't feel his touch. But last week, just two days after he underwent his second cardiac surgery in three months, the 60-year-old Vice President was back at his desk--his return hastened, perhaps, by a boss who insisted there was no reason for Cheney to even consider slowing down. "He's very important," the President said. "He is needed. This country needs his wisdom and judgment."

The President clearly does. Bush chose...

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