06/25/2005 12:16 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Viva Cheney!

Pity the poor Vice-President. Taking all that heat for nothing. Everybody ganging up on him because he said the Iraqi insurgengcy was in its "last throes." A simple mistake of projection, it seems. Cheney maybe wanted to say he might be in the last throes and just got a bit mixed up.

Looks like Cheney might have had another cardiac scare, or at least another bout with angina, and had to be checked into a Colorado hospital for a couple of hours Friday.

What bad luck for the V.P. Not only was he not feeling well, but then his doctor bumped right into our hostess Arianna and spilled the beans.

The White House, of course, is denying it all. And why not? Any administration that can claim with a straight face that the Iraqi insurgency -- which has killed 1200 people in the last handful of weeks -- is on its last legs is also capable of claiming that Cheney is not only infallible but also immortal. Viva Cheney!