I remember thinking, in the days and weeks post 9/11, that hadn't seen ol' Dick in a while. Honestly, I wondered at times if he had died and BushCo was afraid to announce it because they had the entire nation whipped into such a fear frenzy that it may push us over the edge.
Alas, he was there the entire time, pulling the puppet strings from behind the curtain.
I miss the days when he was MIA. Could he just go away and STFU?