Cheney Hurts Back, Will Cruise Inaugural in Wheelchair

VP was moving boxes into new home
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 20, 2009 5:58 AM CST
Cheney Hurts Back, Will Cruise Inaugural in Wheelchair
Vice President-elect Joe Biden, has a word with Vice President Dick Cheney during the Senate's ceremonial swearing-in, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Dick Cheney pulled a muscle in his back while moving boxes and will be in a wheelchair for today's inauguration ceremony. The White House said that the outgoing vice president was helping move into his new home in McLean, Va., when he injured himself. Said Dana Perino, on her last day as White House press secretary: "The vice president is looking forward to being there for tomorrow's historic inaugural activities." (Read more Dick Cheney stories.)

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