It never pays to get complacent when you've heard nothing about Dick Cheney for a while. The man, who is perhaps the least popular politician to Americans since the Nuremberg trials, still draws breath - sort of.
While Bush spends the last weekend before the US election cloistered away at Camp David, Cheney is planning to attend a "get out the vote" rally in Wyoming where McCain holds a 20-point lead. On election day itself, Cheney will be out shooting something - or someone - to death.
No word yet on whether the Dickster has agreed to hand over his book of spells to the Sorcerer's Apprentice should McCain carry her to veepdom on Tuesday.