Cheney Likely to Skip GOP Convention

Unpopular veep could hurt McCain if he shows up
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Aug 5, 2008 5:23 AM CDT
Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife Lynne pose with newly sworn-in U.S. citizens Friday, July 4, 2008, in Boston.   (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
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(Newser) – John McCain’s desire to keep his distance from the Bush Administration is expected to keep Dick Cheney away from the Republican Convention, say GOP officials. There is a “mutual understanding” between Cheney and McCain’s staffs that the unpopular VP is “unlikely” to attend, one official noted, though another said the two teams are “trying to work it out.”