Has anyone seen the vice president lately?
I don't know much about politics -- it's a self-righteous man's game -- but I have concluded there must be some strategy when it comes to the public appearances of our officials. Like, sometimes you see Bush on TV every day, and then he's gone for a week and it's Powell's turn to be everywhere.
Cheney makes the rounds, disappears, and suddenly Rumsfeld is everywhere. Or Tom Ridge or Ashcroft.
It's like now you see 'em, now you don't.
The fact that these guys seem to be so interchangeable suggests that the media is in on it, and they aren't as biased as The Right would have you believe.