In breaking news, it has been announced that Dick Cheney will take Barack Obama with him on a hunting trip next week.
Mr Cheney is eager to teach the newly elected President the subtle nuances of hunting wild game and to promote the cultural importance of guns in American society.
With the recent shooting of one of his staff fresh in his mind, Mr Cheney said he will wear a bullet proof vest and not let Mr Obama get close to his person. However, he refused to be drawn on whether the President will like wise have body protection.
Once again the adversarial nature of American politics is on display with Dick Cheney being cold and calculating to the last days of his office. If the President suffers a bullet from "mad Dick" then he will be the first Chief Executive murdered by another semi Chief Executive. Oh my golly God!