From the pool report:
Trip of a “Senior Administration Official”
White House to Omni Shoreham Hotel
Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary National Community Service Conference
March 5, 2007
A very “senior administration official,” one who might, say, ride in a black limousine with D.C. license plates 800-200, fired out of the Executive Drive-way at 10:44 a.m. for a six-minute bounce to the Omni, shooting down a closed-off E Street Expressway to Rock Creek Parkway (where a jogger ran with one arm up, one finger extended, apparently testing for a head wind) and up onto Calvert Street. A black Suburban rode the entire way with the back hatch and side windows open; clearly visible, men in black with very large guns.
The “VSAO” entered through the back door at 10: 50 and was on stage in the Regency Ballroom at 10:56.
“As you’ve probably heard, I’ve been away from Washington recently. Some, of course, consider that a positive (hearty laughter). I returned home after a trip around the world, covering about 25,000 miles. There were lots of meetings with foreign leaders,” said the mystery man.
OK, it was Cheney, Vice President Dick Cheney. Sheesh.