Sarah Palin responded last night to Dick Cheney’s recent comments that she was a “mistake” of a vice presidential selection for John McCain in 2008.
“Well, 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 — what I believe is a false narrative over the last four years — evidently Dick Cheney believed that stuff,” Palin said on On The Record with Greta Van Susteren on Fox News last night. “And that’s a shame. So he characterised me as being a mistake.”
“Here’s where the mistake would have been, Greta,” Palin continued. “… The mistake would have been me saying, ‘Hey, I love my 86, 87 per cent approval rating up there in Alaska. … It would have been a mistake to just hunker down and live that luxurious, comfortable life in Alaska. I believe I did the right thing in accepting that call.”
Couldn’t be that he has been a part of two vice presidential searches and actually been vice president now, could it?
In an interview with ABC over the weekend, Cheney said Palin didn’t “pass the test of being ready to take over.”
“I like Governor Palin. I’ve met her. I know her. She is an attractive candidate,” Cheney told ABC. “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.”
Watch the video of Palin below (it starts around the seven-minute mark):
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