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 - T VICE PRESIDENT'S FUTURE Will Cheney stay on...
T VICE PRESIDENT'S FUTURE Will Cheney stay on as VP? Bush says country 'needs his wisdom and judgment' By BILL STRAUB Scriijps Howard News Service . WASHINGTON — The Bush administration is trying to quash speculation that Vice President Richard Cheney's questionable health may force him to step down before his four-year term expires. A White House aide said Tuesday there is no consideration consideration being given to replacing the 60-year-old Cheney who on Monday entered the hospital for the second time since the November election because of continuing heart problems. That sentiment was echoed by President Bush during a visit visit to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Exchange. Bush said Cheney is sufficiently fit to continue in his role, adding the country "needs his wisdom and judgment." judgment." Procedures for naming a replacement replacement for a vice president are outlined in the 25th Amend­ ment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified on Feb. 10, 1967. It was adopted in the wake of Lyndon Johnson's ascension to power in 1963 upon the assassination of John F. Kennedy Johnson served without a vice president for 14 months. Congress must OK selection Section 2 of the amendment declares that "whenever there is a vacancy in the office of Vice-President, the President shall nominate a Vice President President who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress." Congress." The amendment has been invoked invoked twice. Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned in 1973 after entering a no contest plea to bribery charges stemming from his tenure as governor of Mary­ land. President Richard Nixon designated House GOP leader Gerald Ford as Agnew's replacement, replacement, and Ford was confirmed confirmed by the House and Senate. Senate. Ford became president in 1974 when Nixon resigned. He chose former New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller, who also assumed assumed the vice presidency under under the 25th Amendment. DICKINSON ^ THEATRES ^ 2 Convenient Ways To Get Stmwtimes! • Call ThD Theatre Direct (listed below) pR • Visit us online at www.dtmoviesxom SPA REPAIR POOL REPAIR SPA REPAIR 823-POOL 823-7665 POOL'S PLUS Of Salina Central Mall 8 2259 S. 9th St. (785) 825-9105 SAUNA, KS Midstates 2 2450 S. 9th St. (785) 825-9f 05 SALINA, KS

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  1. The Salina Journal,
  2. 07 Mar 2001, Wed,
  3. Page 4

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