Skip to comments.Palin Wasn't the Mistake on That Ticket
Posted on 08/01/2012 2:00:20 PM PDT by Kaslin
RUSH: Now, last Sunday on this week, Jonathan Karl interviewed Dick Cheney, and this is the sound bite where Cheney says that picking Sarah Palin was a mistake. And this was a toughie. It's not a defensible comment. I wouldn't even try. The thing to note about this is that shortly after this, Liz Cheney sent out the following tweet. "Rarely do I disagree with the best VP ever, but Sarah Palin is more qualified than Obama and Biden combined. I have huge respect for all she's done for the GOP." So Liz Cheney tweeted that. That didn't get a lot of coverage, either, but she tweeted it three or four hours, later that afternoon on Sunday.
Cheney had some of the most critical comments ever about Obama that never ended up being repeated or covered because the media so salivates -- this was what was unfortunate about this -- so salivates over any discord, and they so hate Palin. They hate Cheney, too, but since Cheney came along and criticized Palin, oh, all of a sudden Cheney is the world's foremost authority. All of a sudden they have unbridled love for Cheney. Now, I just a wild guess here. You know as well as I do that Dick Cheney's area of primary concern is foreign policy. Cheney was shaped by 9/11 like little else. And it was his sole focus, well, not sole, but primary focus of vice president was keeping the country safe, and if there's a problem that he has with Palin I would assume that it's in that regard. Anyway, here's the bite, and following that, I want to play Palin reacting to the victory of Ted Cruz and hitting back at the vice president. Here's Cheney.
CHENEY: Pretty important. That one, I don't think, was well- handled. The test to get on that small list has to be, is this person capable of being president of the United States? And that's usually a very, very short list. I like Governor Palin. I've met her. I know her. She's an attractive candidate. But based on her background, she had only been governor for, what, two years? I don't think she passed that test...
KARL: Of being ready?
CHENEY: ... of being ready to take over. And I think that was a -- a mistake.
RUSH: That's just sad, unnecessary to say. As they say in the intellectual circles, ladies and gentlemen, it wasn't useful. I mean, ready? Obama had been a senator for, what, a hundred and some odd days, and how many of those had he shown up? Anyway, let's move forward, last night, On the Record, Greta Van Susteren, she spoke with Sarah Palin about Cruz and his victory over David Dewhurst. She said, "Big victory for one of your candidates tonight in Texas, Ted Cruz winning the nomination. I suppose a victory for the Tea Party tonight, too. I know you were out campaigning for him. You campaigned in Nebraska for another candidate. You've had some wins recently. What are your thoughts about this?"
PALIN: It's a victory for Tea Party patriots who just want to get our country back on the right track and defend our republic. The Tea Party patriots who came from all over the country recognizing that Ted Cruz is the man to not just embrace status quo in Washington, but will engage in the sudden and relentless reform of our big, centralized federal government, trying to shrink that government and allow more states' rights and allow individual rights and opportunities, they recognize Ted Cruz was the man. It's the Tea Party patriots who worked so hard for him. He's gonna do so well for all Americans when he makes it to Washington, DC.
RUSH: I tell you, from everything I've learned, people I've spoken to, what she says about Cruz is right. Apparently the Democrats are scared to death about this guy. He's not a verbal reformer. He doesn't just talk it. They're really, really concerned that this guy, as a freshman, is going to have a profound effect on the Senate, that he's gonna go in there and really shake it up. That's the expectation people have, and the expectation is based on a belief that he means it when he said it, and a belief that he can do it. This guy, the expectations, the aspirations people have for Ted Cruz, other people are talking about him as a future justice on the Supreme Court, any number of things. Really, really, a lot of accolades about the guy. So the next question Van Susteren asks, "Dick Cheney said he didn't think you were particularly good choice 2008. And his daughter tweeted something to the contrary. She thought that you were. Do you have a response to this?"
PALIN: Seeing as how Dick -- excuse me -- Vice President Cheney never misfires, then evidently he's quite convinced that what he had evidently read about me by the lamestream media, having been written what I believe is a false narrative over the last four years, evidently Dick Cheney believed that stuff, and that's a shame. So he characterized me as being a mistake. I was honored to accept the nomination from the GOP. And I think that the mistake would have been me just deciding that, hey, I love my 86, 87% approval rating up there in Alaska as the governor. I coulda decided, I don't want to be bloodied up. I don't want my family to go through what we will have to go through in the name of service to this country, but I did it. I believe I did the right thing in accepting that call.
RUSH: And we all know that that campaign would have had zilch, zero, nada energy and wouldn't have had anywhere near the chance it had were it not for Palin. No question about it. The mistake on that ticket was not Palin. Pure and simple. Sarah Palin was not the mistake on that ticket.
Rush giving the simple truth on the matter. What a silly fool Cheney made of himself with that statement.
Ouch! That’s gonna leave a mark!
Truth hurts, don’t it, McLame???
Sarah Palin is still trying to wash the stink of Juan McLaim off her...
Arizona republicans must like skunks..
Hopefully Sarah is more careful on who she lets rub up against her in the future..
Theres some very nasty, filthy republicans out there..
You would have thought she learned that lesson in Alaska..
Evidently not.. at least not completely..
Sarah; I suggest hiring G. Gordon Libby to be on your security staff..
Rush is dead right on this.
“I suggest hiring G. Gordon Libby to be on your security staff..”
G. Gordon Libby.... Really?
“Pure and simple. Sarah Palin was not the mistake on that ticket.”
Right on Rush.
[ G. Gordon Libby.... Really? ]
Yeah really.. Libby has more honor and sacrifice in him than most ALL in Congress..
He’s a tough cookie.. a straight talker, a man of action..
I think he’s trying to tell you that the name is spelled G. Gorden Liddy (with “D”s, not “B”s).
If that were true, she got re-stank when she endorsed him in his '10 Senate campaign.
(and I presume you actually meant G. Gordon Liddy for security)
I still have great respect for Dick Cheney, but he is flat-out wrong and Rush is right. Palin was NOT the mistake in ‘08. And further proof of that is the steps the Repub elites have taken to make her irrelevant.
Plus he is about 82 years old, I don’t think that he could keep up with the Alaskan tornado.
It isn’t rocket surgery to say Sarah wasn’t the mistake on that ticket, especially when everyone knows the disdain limbaugh has for mccain.
“Yeah really.. Libby has more honor and sacrifice in him than most ALL in Congress..
Hes a tough cookie.. a straight talker, a man of action..”
You must be talkin bout G. Gordon LIDDY.
Damn straight. A picture(s) tells a 1,000 words ....
McQueeg "rally" (LOL) before selecting Sarah Palin ...
McQueeg rally after Governor Palin was chosen as his VP ...
There was a mistake on that ticket allright,
they got the polarity reversed.
yep, excellent post!! The same thing will happen to romney unless he picks Sarah as VP!
She was the reason so many voted for McCain. They were voting for Sarah, not him.
Yes he is and that is what his daughter said too and she called him the greatest VP ever
A mighty rugged antidote, against a last-minute Hillary VP nomination.
That’s what I did.
"President Snow: Hope, it is the only thing stronger than fear. A little hope is effective, a lot of hope is dangerous. A spark is fine, as long as it's contained.The appearance of a strong, principled conservative galvanized not only the Republican base but also countless Independents who were fascinated with the Mama Grizzly from Alaska.
Seneca Crane: [confused] So...
President Snow: So, contain it!"
But it terrified the Establishment because they suddenly realized just how potent a national candidate she would be. So they immediately moved to contain her. And they continue their efforts to this day.
However, like Katness, she's proving to be tough to contain.
obie would have made it all about himself. Heck, so would mitt. Palin is all about our nation and freedom. She's the only reason I pulled the lever for Juan.
I'll not be voting RINO ever again.
Sarah is nothing if not gracious. McCain brought her to the 2010 party; besides being friends with him (if not his staff and daughter) that was the reason for her support in return.
Interesting that her picks and those of Mark Levin (including an occasional RINO [e.g. Hatch of Utah]) are mostly the same for reasons beyond just Tea Party issues. In Hatch's case, it has to do with his seniority position on the Senate Judiciary Committee where he can scissor Obama appointments (if Obama is reelected) to the district and appellate court bench including the Supreme Court.
It’s G. Gordon Liddy, Liddy, Liddy, Liddy.
Sarah Palin was certainly more qualified than Obama and Biden OR for that matter, McCain. McCain seemed more interested in playing the MSM games (at Palin’s expense) and appearing on SNL and other venues than anything. - McCain should have told that white haired lady who asked him if we should be scared of Obama as President - YES! - We’ve certainly paid the price for McCain’s little adventure in stardom.
Damn you caught me.. LoL..
It appears that there a lot of scissor-bill republicans in the Senate..
[ You must be talkin bout G. Gordon LIDDY. ]
Ah HAH I see you got my point..
[ If that were true, she got re-stank when she endorsed him in his ‘10 Senate campaign. ]
I used the word tried not did...
Palin was the ticket; McCain was the toilet paper.
Did Cheney also get a brain transplant from BIDEN?
Sounds like it. S. Palin was not the mistake. The mistake was J. McCain. imho, he thew the election. He acted confused and crazy and hardly campaigned.
Yeah. McCain was the mistake on the ticket.
Before and after BRAVO
Simple. Easy. McCain did a lot wrong, but one thing he did (VERY) right was to discover Palin.
He did. He mis-managed then lost, but he was there.
Palin will always tilt to McCain for that, as she should.
[ Palin will always tilt to McCain for that, as she should. ]
I disagree... McLaim is toxic....
Now we know what the Governor was referring to earlier. Heres the official press release from the Steelman campaign:
Governor Sarah Palin will be coming into the Show-Me State this Friday, August 3rd, to help Sarah Steelman finish the final days of the primary with a Steelman Surge BBQ and Picnic.The primary is Tuesday. You can contribute to Sarah Steelmans campaign here.
Steelman, who received the endorsement of Governor Palin on July 17th, will show Governor Palin just how much the Show-Me state is ready to get rid of the status quo:
I am so grateful to have Governor Palins support, and very excited to say she will be coming into Missouri to participate in this BBQ. I know she will excite folks to come out and take a strong stand against the status quo. I thank Governor Palin for the conservative leadership she always shows, and I want to thank each and every individual for the help they have given to me over the course of this campaign, said Steelman, The Steelman Surge is underway and I invite everyone to attend this event and help to continue our tidal wave of momentum.
The BBQ is set to start at 6:00 pm and will be held at The Berry Patch, a you pick blueberry farm just south of Kansas City. Steelman and Palin will be serving the food as a way of saying thank you for all the support and encouraging people to get out and vote. Accompanied with the food will be refreshments, live music and several other local candidates.
This is a way of saying thank you for all the folks who have been supportive of me and also to remind them that this battle isnt overwe have to buckle down for the finish, Steelman concluded.
Event Details: Steelman Surge BBQ and Picnic Friday, August 3rd, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm Gates Open at 5:00 pm. Food and Entertainment start at 6:00 The Berry Patch 22509 State Line Rd. Cleveland, MO 64734
Just claim dyslexia... write your d’s as b’s. ; )