Sunday, July 29, 2012


A guy who served under an underinformed and incurious governor-turned-president thinks it was a bad idea for John McCain to pick an underinformed and incurious governor as his running mate:
Dick Cheney has some advice for Mitt Romney on choosing a running mate: Don't pick another Sarah Palin.

In his first interview since receiving a heart transplant in March, Cheney told ABC News, that John McCain's decision to pick Palin as his running mate in 2008 was "a mistake" -- one that it is important from Romney not to repeat....

"I like Governor Palin. I've met her. I know her. She -- attractive candidate. But based on her background, she'd only been governor for, what, two years. I don't think she passed that test...of being ready to take over. And I think that was a mistake." ...
I'm not sure what the point of this is -- to give Mitt Romney cover when he names Rob Portman as his running mate and we're all desperately slapping cold water on the backs of our necks to try to stay awake? -- but I do see that Mark Halperin is worked up:
It will be interesting to see if Palin's take-no-prisoners supporters on the web lash back at the former veep. If they do, it will be interesting to see if Liz Cheney lashes back.
Ooooh, catfight! Sarah vs. Liz! Down, Mark. Down.


Victor said...

I wonder if Dick whispered Liz's name to Mittens, for the VP slot?*

Oh, and Dick, you're right - Palin had TWO years of experience as a Governor.

How many did Mitt have?
FOUR - with the last two years, largely being an absent Governor, since he was prepping to run for President, and since he knew he had NO chance of being reelected.

*Just thinking of that, I'll have nightmares all week!

merlallen said...

I'm pretty sure that Cheney was running the show under W. W was just his puppet, kind of like GHW Bush was with Reagan.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Could anything ever be more shameless than this Halperin post?

(I should make clear: this post is about the politics of bringing down a
rival. It is NOT meant to adjudicate the accuracy, relevance, or
fairness of the two attacks.)

And that was the end of the post, after doing everything he could to lick Romney's ass, right from the title.

Steve M. said...

I wonder if Dick whispered Liz's name to Mittens, for the VP slot?

Secretary of State? UN ambassador? National security adviser? She'll definitely have a job in a Romney administration, if she wants one.

Victor said...

Bolton will be Mitt's SoS.

I can see Liz at the UN, though, sneering at every other nation.