Tags: cheney | convention | fishing | abc | news | karl

Cheney Not Attending Republican Convention: 'Going Fishing'

Monday, 30 Jul 2012 08:38 PM

By Paul Scicchitano

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
While fellow Republicans are meeting in Tampa at the end of August to formally nominate Mitt Romney to be their standard bearer, former Vice President Dick Cheney will be doing something entirely different — probably in a lake or river.

"I've got a fishing trip planned that week," Cheney told ABC News. "I've done a lot of conventions over the years, but this is a special trip I've been planning on for a long time."

A fly-fishing enthusiast, Cheney won’t even be in the country that week. He’ll be in Canada, where the closest elephant will likely be in a zoo.

Other notable Republicans, who are planning to miss the convention include former Cheney bosses — Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, the network reports.

Cheney also skipped the 2008 convention in St. Paul, Minn., at which the party nominated Sen. John McCain.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Ted Cruz Bill Would Curb Obama's Power to Grant Amnesty

Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 20:41 PM

Sen. Ted Cruz has long criticized President Barack Obama for an executive order Cruz says effectively grants amnesty to  . . .

Scientists: Earth Narrowly Escaped Devastating 2012 Solar Storm

Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 19:07 PM

A powerful solar storm's near-miss with Earth two years ago could have wreaked massive havoc, but businesses and governm . . .

Health Experts Worry Ebola Epidemic Could Go Global

Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 17:58 PM

Doctors in Britain are being warned to be on the lookout for possible cases of Ebola disease. "The issue is about the po . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved