Our Illustrious Leader, George W. Bush underwent a colonoscopy procedure today, and temporarily transferred presidential power to Vice President Cheney during his operation and recovery (7:09 to 9:24 a.m EST, 6/29/2002.)

Y'know, there's nothing more egalitarian, nothing more noble, nothing more democratic than a president bending over like the rest of us poor saps and taking one for freedom and justice. God Bless the President, and God Bless America, and to the republic for which it stands: one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. It's stirring, really.

Well, at least I'm moved.