True, although I don't think Cheney was saying that. In commenting that she was an attractive candidate, he was acknowledging that she was pulling in voters. That does not mean she was ready to be CIC in his mind.
What purpose did it serve, for Cheney to say what he did about Sarah Palin? I have admired Dick for all of his career, and his wife nearly as much, but they are now among the elite and they do not like these upstarts from across the tracks horning in.
Notice how close the Bush Clan has become with Bill Clinton, GHWB says he has a new son, and GWB claims Bill as his new brother. What the whole bunch have in common is a disdain for Sarah Palin and that includes both Clans 100%.
Eat you peas and shut up.