Dick Cheney Says Sarah Palin Was Unqualified for VP

Dick Cheney has some advice for Mitt Romney: Don't pick a Sarah Palin. Cheney says he likes Palin but McCain shouldn't have picked her for his running mate because she wasn't qualified. He says the test has to be whether the person is qualified to assume the Presidency and she was not.

The interview will air tomorrow and highlights, including the part about Palin, are already available. I couldn't stand to watch for than 10 seconds of Dick Cheney, so I didn't see the actual remarks.

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    Well, I see Dick has not lost the keen insight (5.00 / 2) (#4)
    by ruffian on Sun Jul 29, 2012 at 03:37:40 PM EST
    he had when he diagnosed Dubya as unqualified to be president without himself as VP. Too bad picking a VP is is only demonstrable skill.

    For this some reporter made the descent into Hades to talk to him?

    who knows if it was Hades--- (none / 0) (#5)
    by observed on Sun Jul 29, 2012 at 03:49:47 PM EST
    the dead and undead are being kept in an undisclosed location since Cheney joined their company.

    To be honest I saw 5 seconds of the ABC promo (5.00 / 3) (#6)
    by ruffian on Sun Jul 29, 2012 at 03:56:13 PM EST
     for the interview before I flew for the remote.....looks like they taped it in beautiful Jacskon WY. The thought of Cheney enjoying a newly healthy, happy retirement when so many are dead or maimed, and many others at home are losing their livelihoods and homes, is galling beyond my powers of description.

    We now call that (5.00 / 1) (#8)
    by oculus on Sun Jul 29, 2012 at 05:08:22 PM EST
    thethat the "muter."

    Agreed (none / 0) (#34)
    by Georgie Girl on Wed Aug 01, 2012 at 10:38:21 AM EST
    all I can say is this reinforces my belief that there is no god.

    If (5.00 / 1) (#9)
    by lentinel on Sun Jul 29, 2012 at 05:17:14 PM EST
    there ever was an expert on persons unqualified to hold national office, it would be that vampire, Cheney.

    We have a nation of around 314 million people.

    And we wound up with the likes of Bush and Cheney.


    It is a subject worth investigating.

    I hear Cheney is fully bionic now (none / 0) (#1)
    by Dadler on Sun Jul 29, 2012 at 02:48:55 PM EST
    Artificial heart, lungs, soul. I also heard the last time he had a cholesterol test, it showed his blood was 83% butter, the remaining 17% was gristle and drippings.

    Thanks for the laugh (none / 0) (#37)
    by IgnatiusJDonnely on Thu Aug 02, 2012 at 04:27:47 PM EST

    I can now end my broadcast day.


    Four years later she still draws headlines (none / 0) (#2)
    by Payaso on Sun Jul 29, 2012 at 03:19:42 PM EST
    Last time I checked she wasn't even running for anything.

    I know, right? (none / 0) (#20)
    by Thanin on Mon Jul 30, 2012 at 03:20:15 AM EST
    And it's a shame too, since palin is so hilariously stupid.

    She's the one laughing all the way to the bank (none / 0) (#23)
    by Payaso on Mon Jul 30, 2012 at 07:57:10 AM EST
    Why don't people just ignore her?

    What? She wasn't evil enough for Deadeye? (none / 0) (#3)
    by scribe on Sun Jul 29, 2012 at 03:28:18 PM EST
    I guess he took her sanctimony for real.

    Cheney is down on (none / 0) (#7)
    by KeysDan on Sun Jul 29, 2012 at 04:49:33 PM EST
    Palin and down with same sex marriage.   Even a stopped cuckoo clock can be right twice a day--with or without a transplanted movement.

    Even if you paid me... (none / 0) (#10)
    by desertswine on Sun Jul 29, 2012 at 06:10:40 PM EST
    I wouldn't watch cheney.

    Do you really think it's safe... (none / 0) (#11)
    by unitron on Sun Jul 29, 2012 at 07:03:10 PM EST
    ...not to keep an eye on him?

    The (5.00 / 2) (#19)
    by lentinel on Mon Jul 30, 2012 at 03:11:54 AM EST
    way I would like to keep an eye on him would be a surveillance camera placed in his cell in Supermax at Pelican Bay.

    It's above our pay grade? :) (none / 0) (#12)
    by nycstray on Sun Jul 29, 2012 at 07:08:40 PM EST
    Palin (none / 0) (#13)
    by lentinel on Sun Jul 29, 2012 at 08:29:25 PM EST
    was a pip alright.

    Then, right up there was Lieberman. A silver medal at least.

    Lieberman, (5.00 / 1) (#14)
    by NYShooter on Sun Jul 29, 2012 at 11:31:53 PM EST
    you can always tell a back-stabbing traitor"

    Lieberman showing his "support" for Bill Clinton:

    "I like Bill Clinton, Bill Clinton is a friend of mine,..........." [knife > back]


    According to Samuel Popkins, in (5.00 / 1) (#16)
    by oculus on Mon Jul 30, 2012 at 12:37:48 AM EST
    The Candidate,"  one reason Gore, against the advice of many, chose Lieberman is because the latter spoke out against Pres. Clinton re Ms. Lewinsky.  

    That's (5.00 / 1) (#17)
    by lentinel on Mon Jul 30, 2012 at 02:37:56 AM EST
    what I believe to be true.

    That was his "qualification" for the job.

    As much as I would have preferred Gore to win against the Beast, the pick of Lieberman really showed a major flaw in Gore's capacity to think clearly under pressure.


    I know (5.00 / 1) (#21)
    by NYShooter on Mon Jul 30, 2012 at 04:05:02 AM EST
    that we all like to poke fun at the "American people" and the not too bright choices they sometimes make. But, there's one trait they've shown over and over again  that they have strong feelings about, and that is they don't like wishy-washy  characteristics in their Leaders. You know, the old "He says what he means and he means what he says." They also like Loyalty. "Joe Schmo is a friend of mine and just because he held up the liquor store I'm not going to turn my back on him now. A true friend sticks with you through thick and thin, it's when you're in trouble that you find out who your real friends are."

    When I saw Al Gore turn his back on his long time "friend," Bill Clinton, the guy that chose him to be his Vice President no less, and then who he chose as own Vice Presidential contender, I wanted to go up to him and spit in his face. I don't care who you are, Democrat or Republican, rich or poor, young or old, a back stabber is a back stabber, and that's a characteristic Nobody likes.  

    I got your "friend," Al Gore....Right HERE!


    And (5.00 / 1) (#22)
    by lentinel on Mon Jul 30, 2012 at 04:36:30 AM EST
    as a result, Gore not only got stuck with an incredibly boring, right wing idiot with the personality of a slug, he distanced himself from a president that, despite all, was still very popular with the American people and who would have doubtless been reelected to a third term if constitutionally permitted.

    And, who is Barack Obama, (5.00 / 2) (#26)
    by NYShooter on Mon Jul 30, 2012 at 09:24:00 AM EST
    excuse me, that's President Barack Obama, calling on to be his Super Star, Show Stopper, at the Convention?  Who ya gonna call on when you got your sorry ass into a squeaker election to the likes of super loser Flip Mitt Flop Romney?  And, who are you going to swallow your dignity and self respect for, as you're going down for the third time and desperately need a lifeguard?

    Yup, none other than that Redneck, Bubba boy, serial womanizer,  and, don't forget, Racist...........!

    Don't know? I'll give you a hint.

    It ain't Al Gore!



    I wuz (5.00 / 1) (#28)
    by lentinel on Mon Jul 30, 2012 at 11:44:12 AM EST
    thinking the same thing.

    It would seem that Obama's great-orator-rock-star charisma factor was a tiny bit overblown.

    Calling on Bubba --- Lord have mercy.


    And, then there was that (5.00 / 1) (#31)
    by KeysDan on Mon Jul 30, 2012 at 02:46:32 PM EST
    "civil" debate between Lieberman and Cheney--the best ever, it was said by the chattering class.  Lieberman "teased" Cheney about how much better off he was after eight years of Democrats, what with Cheney's recently acquired $millions,  and then let Cheney get away with the response: " I tell you, Joe, that government had absolutely nothing to do with it."  Of course, this was Cheney, former Secretary of Defense as CEO of Haliburton.

    I remember (none / 0) (#33)
    by lentinel on Mon Jul 30, 2012 at 05:39:27 PM EST
    that debate.

    Cheney was despicable, and yet Joe was so slimy and contemptible that Cheney came off as the less putrid of the two.

    As a tangent - I remember the Kerry-Bush debate in 2004. All Kerry would have had to do was refer to Bush's horrifying "where are the WMD" comedy routine at the press club. He could have referred to the thousands of Americans dead and wounded - and how callous Bush was to have made a comic turn out of his lethal lies. You know - show some anger on behalf of the American people.

    But he said nothing. Mumbled something about Tora-Bora - which meant nothing to nobody - and let Bush off the hook looking like a nice boy instead of the evil freak that he was.

    What is the matter with these democrats?


    And (none / 0) (#18)
    by lentinel on Mon Jul 30, 2012 at 03:06:43 AM EST
    then there's Gore, telling us all that Bill was his friend, and picking the knifer as his running mate.

    What a merry band.


    Not even close. (none / 0) (#30)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Mon Jul 30, 2012 at 01:27:49 PM EST
    The silver medal belongs to Dan "Potatoe" Quayle. Joe Lieberman gets a distant bronze.

    Cheney is tanned and rested. (none / 0) (#15)
    by observed on Sun Jul 29, 2012 at 11:52:01 PM EST
    Did you consider that maybe he wants to be VP again?

    Don't blaspheme in here (5.00 / 1) (#24)
    by Payaso on Mon Jul 30, 2012 at 07:58:55 AM EST

    John McCain says re Cheney's (none / 0) (#25)
    by oculus on Mon Jul 30, 2012 at 08:35:05 AM EST
    remarks:  hey, thanks a lot for this advice--4 yrs. late.

    Wonder What Palin... (none / 0) (#27)
    by ScottW714 on Mon Jul 30, 2012 at 10:01:54 AM EST
    ...thinks about one of her party's idols calling her unqualified ?

    And thanks Cheney for pointing out the obvious and what every non-Fox viewer has known for four years.  Surely there has to be some quotes out there of Cheney waving a Palin flag.  

    I would love to see her with a Nixon, "You won't have Palin to kick around anymore", moment.  But then again, she is fun to kick around...

    BREAKING NEWS: (none / 0) (#29)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Mon Jul 30, 2012 at 01:25:57 PM EST
    Dick Cheney states the painfully obvious, four years after the fact. Film at 11.

    Surpise, Surprise, McCain Disagrees... (none / 0) (#32)
    by ScottW714 on Mon Jul 30, 2012 at 03:40:37 PM EST
    Well, I'm always glad to get comments four years later. Look, I respect the vice president. He and I had strong disagreements as to whether we should torture people or not. I don't think we should have. But the fact is I'm proud of Sarah Palin. I'm proud of the job she did. I'm proud of the job she continues to do. Everybody has their own views and I respect those views. But I'm proud of what we did.

    ....ohhh snap.

    LINK has video.

    If only either would have sounded off when it counted...

    But Liz Cheney disagrees with Dick, Palin was/is good to go  Tweet:

    Rarely do I disagree with best VP ever but @SarahPalinUSA more qualified than Obama and Biden combined. Huge respect 4 all she's done 4 GOP.

    How does McCain respect someone who (5.00 / 1) (#35)
    by Anne on Wed Aug 01, 2012 at 10:48:02 AM EST
    approves of torturing people?  That makes no sense to me: it's not like they disagree over which team should win the Super Bowl, or whether the toilet paper rolls under or over - this is torture we're talking about, for heaven's sake.

    McCain's proud of Palin and Liz "Baby Dick" Cheney thinks Palin was more qualified than Obama and Biden combined?  Oh, dear Lord - if ever there was proof - more proof, because there's already plenty of it out there - that these people are stark, raving, barking mad, this is it.



    How about this... (none / 0) (#36)
    by easilydistracted on Wed Aug 01, 2012 at 03:21:26 PM EST
    ...a 42-year-old nurse from the Dallas-Fort Worth suburb of Grapevine, said she voted for Cruz because he had Palin's support and was less likely to restrict handgun use.
    "I love Sarah Palin, and she's backing Ted Cruz," Reeves said. "I pretty much agree with everything that rolls out of her mouth."


    SITE VIOLATOR (none / 0) (#39)
    by Militarytracy on Wed Mar 05, 2014 at 02:44:11 PM EST