Current Vice President Dick Cheney will reportedly be in a wheelchair during Inauguration Tuesday due to sustaining injury.
Wired PR News.com – Vice President Dick Cheney is expected to be in a wheelchair during Tuesday’s Inauguration of President Elect Barack Obama. As reported by AFP, Cheney pulled a muscle while moving boxes, which will require him to use a wheelchair.
Dana Perino, spokesperson for the White House, is quoted by AFP as stating, “Vice President Cheney pulled a muscle in his back today while moving boxes into his new house… Under his physician’s recommendation, the vice president will be in a wheelchair for the next couple of days, including for tomorrow’s inauguration.”
The 67 year-old has a history of dealing with health related issues including undergoing an angioplasty in 2001 shortly after entering office.
Cheney is further noted to anticipate retiring from being in the public eye after tomorrow when he passes on the vice presidential role to Joe Biden. He is quoted as stating to CBS Radio, “I’ve got a lot of rivers to fish… So I don’t think anybody will feel sorry for me. They shouldn’t.”