Reader comment: Dave Hoffman says,
My iPod charges via firewire. My laptop doesn’t have a firewire port. I have to charge it from my desktop or from the wall.
Dave: Ok, iPods came with both USB and Firewire cables, the end result is the same. They come with usb now, and the only wall charger they sell is the USB Power Adapter. They now come with just USB, and thus he could still charge his iPod via said USB. I however dont know exactly which iPod the VP has, so you may have a point. Odds are in my favor.
Research shows the iPod was a 2003 Christmas Gift, which Applepedia claims was a 3rd gen (dock) iPod, sans firewire connector. Thus, it was probably USB, and I am most likely right. (p.s. the only problem would be if someone else did have iTunes and decided to be evil and format the ipod when it was connected when given the option to do so, which cheney would probably just have them fired over and have that be that).
The other option, of course, would have been to use power strips.