Dick Cheney declined during appearances on Sunday talk shows to say if he had completed the questionnaire given to other potential running mates for George W. Bush.
Cheney, whose vice presidential candidacy has been marked by questions about his retirement package, his conservative voting record in Congress and his infrequent trips to polls in Texas, had been in charge of the vetting process for the ticket's No. 2 slot until being tapped in late July by Bush.
Asked by Cokie Roberts on ABC's "This Week" if he had completed the survey, he said: "I did in many parts of it."
The issue of Cheney's own vetting process had been raised again in a Sunday Washington Post article that reported many issues Cheney has stumbled over were included in the detailed questionnaire filled out by all potential choices.