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Cheney: Palin pick in ’08 “a mistake”
Hot Air ^ | JULY 29, 2012 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 07/29/2012 9:49:25 AM PDT by RobinMasters

As we wait for Mitt Romney to pick his running mate in the next few weeks, the last successful GOP running mate has been privately advising the current GOP nominee and the head of his VP search committee, Beth Myers. Cheney believes that the #2 slot has to be filled with someone ready to take over the top job on Day 1 — and that John McCain flunked that test in 2008. In an interview with ABC News’ Jonathan Karl, Cheney called the selection of Sarah Palin “a mistake”:

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1 posted on 07/29/2012 9:49:29 AM PDT by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

Dick Cheney is WRONG! I would never have voted for McCain WITHOUT Sarah Palin being on the ticket. McCain would have lost by a landslide without her! Cheney is just another establishment GOPer!


2 posted on 07/29/2012 9:52:05 AM PDT by Cricket24 (Telling the truth is not attacking someone!)
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To: RobinMasters

I’d say picking John McCain was the huge mistake.


3 posted on 07/29/2012 9:52:35 AM PDT by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: RobinMasters

I’m intrigued that GLBT-ABC-Disney is concern that the GOP don’t blow their chances by choosing “the wrong” VP candidate.

Neither Barack Obama nor Joe Biden have the skills necessary to be President of the United States of America. The alphabet networks would never report that inconvenient truth.


4 posted on 07/29/2012 9:52:54 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: RobinMasters

McLame lost in a blow out. He would have been vaporized if conservatives were not voting bottom of the ticket for Palin.

Hey DICK, want to win??? How about giving us conservatives top of the ticket instead of arch RINOs like Romney.


5 posted on 07/29/2012 9:53:35 AM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: Diver Dave

“I’d say picking John McCain was the huge mistake.”

Ditto...


6 posted on 07/29/2012 9:54:47 AM PDT by mike_9958
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To: RobinMasters

the repub elites are desperate and in total fear of Sarah Palin! Here is a clown on his deathbed dissing an American Patriot. How low can a scumbag go? Get lost cheney.


7 posted on 07/29/2012 9:56:17 AM PDT by biggredd1
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To: RobinMasters

Read this earlier today

I think Palin was the reason McCain did as well as he did. But I agree that Palin needed more time in higher office.

Of course we have a POSOTUS who had very little background other than as outside agitator. And it shows.


8 posted on 07/29/2012 9:56:29 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Diver Dave

Bush/Cheney was a big mistake.


9 posted on 07/29/2012 9:56:42 AM PDT by CrosscutSaw
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To: RobinMasters

The GOP should have realized the this country is no longer “your daddy’s America”. Over half of the voters are freeriding, freeloaders who only vote to get themselves government handouts and freebies.


10 posted on 07/29/2012 9:56:59 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The NRA did not create James "The Joker" Holmes. Harvey Weinstein's Hollywood did.)
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To: RobinMasters
Why did Cheney personally attack Palin and on Leftist ABC AKA the belly of the enemy beast?

Orders from the GOP-e?

It was totally petty and a shameless MSM butt kiss on his part.

Lost some respect for the former Veep...

11 posted on 07/29/2012 9:57:16 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("Obamacare like all Marxist fails, outlaws redress before creating it's demand.")
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To: Cricket24

I agree completely. I had decided to just not vote but when he picked Palin, I held my nose and voted for McCain.


12 posted on 07/29/2012 9:57:20 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: RobinMasters

No, the mistake was McCain, not Palin.


13 posted on 07/29/2012 9:57:49 AM PDT by reaganaut (VAB! Voting against both Romney and Obama.)
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To: RobinMasters
In 2008 I voted for Palin -- I continue to think very highly of Sarah Palin, and I would vote for her again if given a chance. But I do regret my vote in 2008, because it registered as a vote for McCain. I am ashamed to have voted for that man.

In 2012, the country will get either Romney or Obama. I won't be participating in that particular voting exercise because I would be ashamed to have voted for either.

It's people like Cheney -- deep establishment guys -- who have built a political system that feels broken, and dirty and wrong to me. The Tree of Liberty thirsts and I have no plan to do anything that might delay the drink.

14 posted on 07/29/2012 9:58:33 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Roger Taney? Not a bad Chief Justice. John Roberts? A really awful Chief Justice.)
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To: Cricket24

The only reason I voted for mcain/Palin was because of Palin. Otherwise I would have voted for the Libertarian or Constitution party ticket.


15 posted on 07/29/2012 9:58:33 AM PDT by CrosscutSaw
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To: Cricket24

Had McCain picked a southern governor of some sort who had faced off the media and had some experience...it might have swung 500k votes over toward McCain. I personally think some insider to the McCain inner circle pushed Palin as someone likely to stumble the campaign. I would also make this comment...had Palin simply gone on being Alaska governor for a full eight years, and eventually challenged Senator Lisa...it would have been a better path in the long run and given her more time to mature. Accepting the VP option...was the wrong choice.


16 posted on 07/29/2012 10:00:57 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: RobinMasters

Cheney is part of the anti-social conservative gop-e, a Romney man.


17 posted on 07/29/2012 10:01:26 AM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors,,, where the GOP goes for it's "conservative" Presidential candidates.)
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To: Diver Dave; Cricket24

Yes, Cheney is wrong and McCain was the poor choice.

I believe Palin was a bold choice. I believe Quayle hurt Bush-1 but he survived. Quayle had been an upcoming bright Senator (ala Rubio) but the media sliced and diced him from the git-go.

Ferarro was similarly torn apart due to “questions” about her husband. (Media usually does not care about men’s spouses — unless they are Republicans)

I’d like to see Mitt pick Sarah this time. I do not see anyone better. Jeb Bush? are you kidding? Then a bunch of nobodys (ala Pawlenty). The media would ballyhoo Christy’s girth unmercifully.

The only one who may help deliver a key state, Ohio, would be Portman but he is really not well known in the Buckeye state.

Puckings are slim.

I would have liked Gen Petraeus but Bambi has marinated him in so much crap in the mishandled wars, he may have some tarnish.


18 posted on 07/29/2012 10:01:26 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: RobinMasters

Voting for Palin was the first time I was truly enthused about voting since Reagan, as she exemplified everything I wanted in a leader, from her conservative/reformer stances to her grit, to her non-elitist background. So, she’a a MISTAKE? Well, if she’s a mistake to the “GOP” leadership, then the GOP does not represent me, and the only “mistake” was that I ever put any faith, trust or respect in the Republican Party, which obviously holds people like me in contempt.


19 posted on 07/29/2012 10:03:01 AM PDT by greene66
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To: Happy Rain

I’ve lost some respect for the former VP too.


20 posted on 07/29/2012 10:03:30 AM PDT by Internet Walnut
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To: RobinMasters

Does Cheney not think Sarah Palin, his fellow Republican leader, has feelings and dignity and did not deserve for him to publicly slam her?

Didn’t Reagan have some wise saying about Republicans not belittling each other?


21 posted on 07/29/2012 10:03:56 AM PDT by silverleaf (Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell)
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To: RobinMasters

Palin was more ready then McCain.
McCain lost not Palin........


22 posted on 07/29/2012 10:04:03 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Happy Rain

Yes, I will have lost much respect for Cheney if he was accurately quoted (and I will check it out)


23 posted on 07/29/2012 10:04:13 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: RobinMasters

Said it before, and i’ll say it again. Cheney is a tough guy, as long as other people have go act do the tough stuff on his behalf. And he is no conservative. He’s a gay marriage, open borders, NWO Bushie. Pure GOPe. A total tool that plays that Wyoming macho persona for all its worth.

And didn’t go to Vietnam, because he “had more important things to do”.

But he is worshipped here sometimes. Weird.


24 posted on 07/29/2012 10:04:13 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: RobinMasters
In an interview with ABC News’ Jonathan Karl, Cheney called the selection of Sarah Palin “a mistake”:

If the GOP was intended on replacing Mondale's run for president as "Most Epic fail" ever.

25 posted on 07/29/2012 10:04:54 AM PDT by Vigilantcitizen (Dave Mustaine for president.)
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To: RobinMasters

The mistake was the Sarah Palin was not at the Top of the Ticket in 2008.

And that mistake has been repeated in 2012 as Sarah Palin will be be at the top of the GOP Ticket.


26 posted on 07/29/2012 10:05:27 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: RobinMasters

The mistake is the GOPe selecting Romney at the head of this years Republicrat ticket! Just as bad, if not worse than the selection of McSTAIN in 08.


27 posted on 07/29/2012 10:05:38 AM PDT by kneehurts
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To: RobinMasters

McCain was the loser from day 1. He remains one of Obama’s biggest fans.


28 posted on 07/29/2012 10:06:25 AM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: Vaquero
I think Palin was the reason McCain did as well as he did.

Agreed

McCain was a terrible pick. Without Palin, McCain's defeat would have been even worse.

Thank you MSM & Reps elites for giving us 0bama. (/s)

29 posted on 07/29/2012 10:09:02 AM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: ansel12

Got that one right. His daughter shamelessly and disgustingly “married” her lesbian partner.


30 posted on 07/29/2012 10:09:13 AM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: RobinMasters

I think Cheney is wrong and that SP could have easily shouldered the burden of being POTUS from day one. She’s smart, tough, thick-skinned, humble, a good learner and above all else, principled.

Big government experience is not all its cracked up to be, or career politicians wouldn’t have wrecked the ship of state as badly as they have.

The more government experience a pol has, the more likely they are to have been corrupted by that experience.


31 posted on 07/29/2012 10:09:26 AM PDT by Valpal1
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To: RobinMasters

When Cheney became eligible for the draft, during the Vietnam War, he applied for and received five draft deferments. In 1989, The Washington Post writer George C. Wilson interviewed Cheney as the next Secretary of Defense; when asked about his deferments, Cheney reportedly said, “I had other priorities in the ‘60s than military service.”

Arrogant turd


32 posted on 07/29/2012 10:12:32 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: greene66
if she’s a mistake to the “GOP” leadership, then the GOP does not represent me, and the only “mistake” was that I ever put any faith, trust or respect in the Republican Party, which obviously holds people like me in contempt.

You said it all!

33 posted on 07/29/2012 10:12:32 AM PDT by Marathoner (Palin/West 2012. Yes, I'm dreaming but as Pete said to Rudy, "Dreams are what make life tolerable.")
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To: Happy Rain

Of course it’s orders from the GOP Elite. They want to make sure Sarah is shut out of the convention. I hope she finds a way in, or upstages them nearby.


34 posted on 07/29/2012 10:12:32 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: RobinMasters

Why am I sensing that Dick Cheney has once again put the media in it’s place without even breaking a sweat? I don’t believe for one minute that he feels this way about Palin. Gotta think he is playing a game designed to eventually benefit the GOP somehow.


35 posted on 07/29/2012 10:12:39 AM PDT by navymom1
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To: silverleaf

Yes, Cheney was classless, especially the way Sarah has been so disgracefully mishandled and pilloried.

Reagan observed the 11th Commandment (Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican).

Reagan said he got it from California State GOP Chair Gaylord Parkinson:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Eleventh_Commandment_(Ronald_Reagan)


36 posted on 07/29/2012 10:13:29 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: RobinMasters

Do ANY of you people really need any more evidence that the Romney forced nomination is part of a grand GOP elite plan to marginalize the Tea Party? They want us to be like the blacks in the RAT Party . just line up and vote for who we tell you boys.


37 posted on 07/29/2012 10:14:31 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Diver Dave

My immediate thought, too. Palin was inspired. Nominating old, lethargic, listless, “cross-the-aisle,” uninspiring, GOP-Establishment to the core, McCain was an epic blunder.


38 posted on 07/29/2012 10:15:28 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Diver Dave

Yeppers. I voted for Sarah Palin not that motard McCain. The Republican party is in the crapper as far as I’m concerned. :(


39 posted on 07/29/2012 10:16:18 AM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: RobinMasters

I just stunned at how people still treat this person like she is so incapable of being president.

I was one of those “I hope she runs” people back last summer, and thinks if she was president today, our nation would be on the rise “big time”.

I mean, come on, Mr. Cheney, you didnt even run for the job yourself!


40 posted on 07/29/2012 10:16:57 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: RobinMasters

He is right..Palin should have NEVER accepted.

She went right down the hole with that asshat old bastard, and should have never agreed to it. He used her and it cost her. Problem is, he created a monster and they dont know how to deal with it. That was the only good thing that came out of it.


41 posted on 07/29/2012 10:17:22 AM PDT by crz
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To: RobinMasters

How sad. A faded, falling star trying to bring a bright, rising star down with it.


42 posted on 07/29/2012 10:17:52 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: RobinMasters

Cheney also almost singlehandedly set us in the course we are on now with homos in the military. He decided that aan all male fighting force was bad. Women didn’t fly fighter jets when he came in. But they did under him. And his handling of tailhook gutted the finest Naval Air arm the world has ever seen.
He destroyed numerous careers. Some of the best we’ve ever had.
There is nothing to admire in Cheney. He’s a coward who amazingly gets “man” credits for being willing to send others for doing what he wouldn’t.

PS, and his wife writes porn, and his mother was a softball champion. (just saying)


43 posted on 07/29/2012 10:19:30 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: RobinMasters

“A Mistake?”

Only in the sense that it was a mistake for Sarah to get tied up in such a directionless, loser campaign.
And that it gave the Lamestream Media the motivation and opportunity to rip her to shreds in their mindless lust for Obama.


44 posted on 07/29/2012 10:20:00 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: RobinMasters

Cheney is a compassionate conservative who has allowed his love for his daughter to confuse his foundation of Biblical values.

Mr. Cheney, Sarah Palin is not at risk of becoming a Pillar of Salt (which is why we Love her). Change your position on Gay Marriage and extricate your heart from the practices of this vile world (and stop hating on Sarah for walking the walk).


45 posted on 07/29/2012 10:23:13 AM PDT by bondserv (God governs our universe and has seen fit to offer us a pardon.)
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To: RobinMasters

While we’re on the subject of who should and who shouldn’t be in the White House, could you run by me again anything you’ve done for conservatism, Mr. Cheney?


46 posted on 07/29/2012 10:24:22 AM PDT by reasonisfaith (Why do you seek the living among the dead? (Luke 24:5))
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To: RobinMasters

Hypocrites! Then these same stale, corny GOPE should quit pushing....Roooooobio! and Christy Creme and others who have far less or just as much experience than Sarah had when she was choosen in 2008 but it’s not about Sarah and her supposedly lack of experience that they are critical about. -—— it’s who she represents, that being us and her not kowtowing to represent them -— the establishment


47 posted on 07/29/2012 10:25:44 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: RIghtwardHo
Last I heard she was planning some kind of event not far from the convention—be a hoot if her rally outshines the GOP Establishment shindig...

...I guarantee that if they don't invite her to speak at the convention now they will be forced to crawl on their knees for her support later.

48 posted on 07/29/2012 10:26:01 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("Obamacare like all Marxist fails, outlaws redress before creating it's demand.")
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To: Diver Dave

Agreed. McCain was the mistake on the 2008 ticket. Worst candidate in my lifetime.


49 posted on 07/29/2012 10:26:06 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: reasonisfaith

And when you’re finished with that Mr. Cheney, name something about being president—a task, duty or challenge of any kind—that is beyond Palin’s abilities.


50 posted on 07/29/2012 10:26:06 AM PDT by reasonisfaith (Why do you seek the living among the dead? (Luke 24:5))
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