"As the White House enters a critical domestic phase of the war on terror - with a heightened threat environment and the coming report from Gen. David Petraeus on progress in Iraq - Mr. Cheney may be called on to play a more public role. That may seem counterintuitive. If Mr. Cheney's approval ratings are so abysmal, why increase his visibility? The answer is simple: because his low poll numbers are the result of his low profile," - Stephen Hayes, Wall Street Journal.

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