Dick Cheney's Chest Pains Have Been Officially Declared His Fifth Heart Attack

Dick Cheney's office has confirmed that it was a "mild heart attack" that sent the former vice president to George Washington University Hospital complaining of chest pains yesterday. So it's officially his fifth heart attack since turning 37. But he "is feeling good," expected to leave the hospital in the next couple of days and CNN's tele-doctor Sanjay Gupta is encouraged, remotely, by his progress.

So Cheney's electrified robot heart may well carry him into the White House in dystopian 2012, provided he can make it through the intervening two CPACs and a Republican National Convention without getting all overexcited again.