Feel reassured?

Cheney on running for re-election:

“I’ve got a doc with me 24 hours a day who watches me very carefully. There’s one outside there now,” ,” he added by way of reassurance, pointing to a nearby door. “He’s part of the entourage who support me. The president has one and I have one. So everything looks good to go.”

As rallying cries go, it was less than inspiring. Particularly as the bionic vice-president has other flaws as a running mate. In polls, Americans appear evenly divided over whether to trust him or not. His recent past as chief executive at the Halliburton oil services company at a time when it dabbled in questionable accounting makes him an embodiment of America’s corporate ills.