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Cheney walks back remark about Palin pick being Ďa mistake'
Washington Post ^ | August 6, 2012

Posted on 08/06/2012 1:55:38 PM PDT by Bigtigermike

Former vice president Dick Cheney on Monday backed off his comment that it was “a mistake” for the GOP to pick Sarah Palin as its vice presidential nominee, suggesting the comment was more about the VP process than about Palin herself.

“It wasn’t aimed so much at governor Palin as it was against the basic process that (John) McCain used, “ Cheney told Fox News’s Sean Hannity in an interview airing Monday night. “My point basically dealt with the process in terms of that basic requirement: Is this person prepared to step in to be President of the United States when they’re picked? And it was my judgment — I was asked if I thought the McCain process in ‘08 had been well done or was it a mistake, and I said I thought it was a mistake.”

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KEYWORDS: 2008veep; cheney; palin; romneyspew; sarahpalin; vp; waronsarah
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1 posted on 08/06/2012 1:55:47 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

Feeling a little heat there Dick?


2 posted on 08/06/2012 1:58:07 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Bigtigermike
Here are 56 reasons why Barack Obama is a lying, lawbreaking, warmongering, corrupt cronyist, who loves corporate lobbyists and Wall St., and who has no respect for the Constitution, limited government, rule of law, individual freedom, civil liberties, the taxpayers, or sick people who have prescriptions for medical marijuana
3 posted on 08/06/2012 1:58:45 PM PDT by grundle
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To: Bigtigermike

Apparently the “process” Dick Cheney prefers is when a Presidential candidate picks Dick Cheney to head up his search committee - he seeks high and low - and finds out objectively that the man best suited for the job - is Dick Cheney.

What a Dick Cheney.


4 posted on 08/06/2012 2:00:17 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: Bigtigermike

Kepp backwalkin’ Dick! You’re not there yet!


5 posted on 08/06/2012 2:02:35 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: Bigtigermike

I don’t see what he ‘walked back.’

He basically restated his original position and added “nothing personal against her.”


6 posted on 08/06/2012 2:04:23 PM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: Bigtigermike

is clarifying “walking back?” is being taken out of context a reason to “walk back” a remark?


7 posted on 08/06/2012 2:04:30 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (At what point does an escalated effort to remove this traitor commence, and what form does it take?)
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To: Bigtigermike

That aint no walk back, that’s a double down
I guess it take a “mistake” like Bush-Cheney 2004 to be qualified to judge another VP mistake pick

Like he did the party and ticket a helluva lot of good from 2004 to 2008 and beyond ... NOT


8 posted on 08/06/2012 2:04:45 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Bigtigermike

Yeah, from everything I read (and I didn’t see the original interview), I didn’t really take it as a slam on Palin. He complimented her in the snippets from the interview I read...he was just not certain Juan McAmnesty had done the best job he could.

I also see why Palin might have felt she was being attacked, no question.

I admit to having great admiration for Cheney—I think many times he was the only conservative voice in the wilderness during the last months of the Bush administration. :)


9 posted on 08/06/2012 2:08:30 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Bigtigermike

An even bigger mistake was for the GOP to nominate a clown like McCain in 2008.

Comment on that, Dick.


10 posted on 08/06/2012 2:09:21 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Bigtigermike
At least on this issue ...

Say good night, Dick. Please.

11 posted on 08/06/2012 2:11:34 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: Bigtigermike

I saw the original interview and he basically stated this in the interview. For him, it was all about her experience, which I questioned as well. As far as I know, it was nothing about her personal self or political views but about her readiness to become President if necessary.


12 posted on 08/06/2012 2:15:21 PM PDT by microgood
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To: Bigtigermike

Too late Dick, you gave the GOP-e and the Dems the talking point they wanted for November.

Now they’ll quote you from here to November 4.

Too little, too late.


13 posted on 08/06/2012 2:16:41 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Face it, Sarah Palin probably rescued John McCain from a complete rout, rather than what was a decisive loss.

McCain failed to deliver adequate responses when attacked, and did not (or would not) carry out legitimate attacks on the vulnerabilities and weaknesses in the announced policies of the Obama campaign. Sarah Palin carried all the water, but she was only in the Vice Presidential slot.

It was interesting, at the time, that the real dialogue was between Sarah and Obama, and John McCain just seemed to be a spectator.


14 posted on 08/06/2012 2:21:06 PM PDT by alloysteel (Voter suppression is needed now more than ever. Only, whom shall be suppressed?)
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To: Bigtigermike

Hey Dick. Let us not forget that all that “experience” you, Rove and Bush brought to the table did not end well.
The Bush administration, which includes you, Dick ended with
about a 23% Approval rating. One of the WORST in American History. And HELPED GIVE US OBAMA!.
So much for the experience you brought to the table.


15 posted on 08/06/2012 2:22:02 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: F15Eagle

Exactly, Dick completed his assignment for the GOP Help Mitt campaign. Cruz just did his.


16 posted on 08/06/2012 2:25:25 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: F15Eagle

Funny how so many here do not see it... or care... or both.

LLS


17 posted on 08/06/2012 2:26:57 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: silverleaf

Like he did the party and ticket a helluva lot of good from 2004 to 2008 and beyond ... NOT

One has to see the irony in Cheney talking about “experience”
in picking a VP.

He, Rove and Bush had all the “experience” the GOPe’s could want.
And look where all that “experience got him.
One of the lowest approval ratings in American History.
Which helped elect Obama.
So much for your “experience” BS


18 posted on 08/06/2012 2:27:20 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Bigtigermike

I still want a refund on his book “In My Time.”
Apology not accepted.


19 posted on 08/06/2012 2:27:37 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (O.M.G. Obummer Must Go / LUV my GOV Scott Walker)
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To: Bigtigermike

I’m disappointed. I see no reason for Cheney to have said anything about 2008, particularly anything negative about Palin, regardless of what he may believe.


20 posted on 08/06/2012 2:31:06 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Bigtigermike

It STILL wasn’t a mistake, because Sarah Palin had more Executive experience than McCain, Obama and Biden combined! She might not have had extensive Foreign Policy experience, but that can be learned along the way, and why it’s important to pick the right advisors. That goes for ALL the issues in which the President is involved.


21 posted on 08/06/2012 2:32:31 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: alloysteel

Did you see the ‘08 clip where a reporter mentioned something about Sarah to Newt. He said what are you talking about - she has more experience than Obama - and went on to give a good talking to - the reporter couldn’t say a thing.

I see Newt is not part of the good old boys club but then, again, he is a historian someone who loves America he studied her - the others just want to control her in pack mentality.


22 posted on 08/06/2012 2:34:23 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Bigtigermike
As far as choosing a running mate is concerned, perhaps the biggest mistake in our country's history was Ronald Reagan's choice of George Bush to be his running mate. I was on hand when Reagan announced his choice in Detroit. Although wild cheering drowned out the rest of Reagan's speech, I was not among those cheering. I worried that if Reagan won and Bush succeeded him, Bush would try to undo whatever Reagan accomplished--and he did.

Had Reagan picked someone like Paul Laxalt, neither of the Bushes would have become president.

23 posted on 08/06/2012 2:36:39 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: presently no screen name
Did you see the ‘08 clip where a reporter mentioned something about Sarah to Newt.

Great point. Roll The Tape: Newt Gingrich sets MSNBC reporter straight on Governor Palin...

*Sigh*. How did Newt not win the GOP nomination?

25 posted on 08/06/2012 2:41:04 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Bigtigermike
Trying to to talk himself out of not being a Dick?

Experience comes in three flavors: Good experience, Bad experience and the dreadful No experience. Often, No experience can actually be Good experience.

How many people in public office have the qualifications to be President? Probably none. Politicians like to pretend that what they do is rock science – which it is not.

26 posted on 08/06/2012 2:41:46 PM PDT by vortigern
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To: Bigtigermike
Bush made the mistake of keeping Chaney on the ticket for the 2nd term.

Left the GOP without a viable candidate.

But Bush had no concern about the GOP and the nation's future.

27 posted on 08/06/2012 2:41:54 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Parley Baer
Feeling a little heat there Dick?

Yes, from his own daughter even.

28 posted on 08/06/2012 2:42:00 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: allmendream

Not only that,I believe Cheney also lead the search for Gerald Ford’s VP and came out with,Nelson Rockefeller. A ‘New World Order’,fabian socialist. If you go on the Site,’Gulag Bound’,there is a great video of Cheney as VP,giving a speech to the Council Of Foreign Relations. There he fields an obviously scripted question from one of the Head, fabian socialist, oligarch’s himself,David Rockefeller. How cozy. Cheney reveals in his own words,how he kept the fact that he was the head of the CFR from his Wyoming constituents,knowing they wouldn’t approve. This was the first i heard about Cheney heading one of the leading organizations pushing for a One World Government. Cheney is nowhere near as Conservative as he likes to portray. This explains alot of why Obama and the left’s agenda keeps getting pushed ahead,even though the repubs could have stopped all of it. It also explains why the establishment repubs,have no problem attacking Palin,but nary a word of protest against Obama,unless they are running for re-election.


29 posted on 08/06/2012 2:42:00 PM PDT by mark1973
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To: the invisib1e hand; All
is clarifying “walking back?” is being taken out of context a reason to “walk back” a remark?

Not but he'll be roasted here again by self-appointed defenders of all things remotely Palin.

I said it before, it was a "mistake" because it didn't produce a winning ticket and it destroyed Palin's political career, nearly ruined her family financially and destroyed her children's privacy.

Only the most deluded would find that outcome not proof positive of a "mistake" in process.

30 posted on 08/06/2012 2:43:35 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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31 posted on 08/06/2012 2:44:38 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: Bigtigermike
Reads like he is using the ‘script’ for the ‘marriage’ nuptials for his daughter marrying a woman ceremony.... Hey Dick you need to go fly fishing and stop telling US about your judgment....
32 posted on 08/06/2012 2:44:46 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: Fiji Hill

True! That was the cost of the RINO’s backing Reagan.


33 posted on 08/06/2012 2:44:59 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Fiji Hill

True! That was the cost for the RINO’s backing Reagan.


34 posted on 08/06/2012 2:45:07 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Bigtigermike
The cult of Palin around here is getting is ridiculous...

Here is a patriot most here never even remotely traveled close to the circles he walked in and experienced first hand ..

He Cheney thinks or was concerned Palin was ready to POTUS I take the mans word for it...

35 posted on 08/06/2012 2:47:02 PM PDT by Popman (In a place you only dream of Where your soul is always free)
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To: Bigtigermike
As far as "executive" experience, Palin had more than McCain, Obama, and Biden combined.

What town, however large or small, were they ever mayor of?

What state, however large or small, were they ever governor of?

36 posted on 08/06/2012 2:47:32 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Bigtigermike

Cheney is part of the Republican establishment.

In other words, he’s part of the problem.


37 posted on 08/06/2012 2:47:32 PM PDT by EternalHope (Politicians will always let you down. -- Sarah Palin)
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To: Bigtigermike

Mr. Vice President, I don’t know what’s sadder: That you said it in the first place, that you took it back, or that it took a week for you to figure out you had to take it back.


38 posted on 08/06/2012 2:49:33 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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39 posted on 08/06/2012 2:49:56 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: alloysteel
Face it, Sarah Palin probably rescued John McCain from a complete rout, rather than what was a decisive loss.

Johnny McQueeg "rally" (LOL) before Gov. Palin ...

Palin/McQueeg rally after the selection of Sarah Palin as VP ....

Pictures tell a thousand words ...

40 posted on 08/06/2012 2:52:07 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Bigtigermike

Gotta feel sorry for Dick Cheny. The TeaParty made him irrelevant.


41 posted on 08/06/2012 2:52:31 PM PDT by Shugee
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To: Bigtigermike

I thought Dick listened to me the first time, when he decided - after his Palin remark - that was going to be “gone fishin” until after the election.

Why Mr Hannity did you bring Dick back? Were your ratings too low, or are you, like Dick, stoking the fires of resentment between the grassroots and the GOP establishment. Keep it up, you’ll help get enough grassroots Conservatives switching from “holding our nose” to doin like Dick and “goin fishin”.


42 posted on 08/06/2012 2:52:59 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: Bigtigermike

That’s “walking it back?” Seems like he double-downed. The truth, as everyone knows, is that the mistake lay in the PRESIDENTIAL candidate. And in 4 years, we’ve apparently learned NADA.


43 posted on 08/06/2012 2:53:21 PM PDT by Mach9
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To: Bigtigermike

Cheney did not, and continues to not, do his daughter Liz any favors related to her possible political future in Wyoming by, in effect, bad mouthing Sarah Palin in an uncalled for manner based upon falsehoods.


44 posted on 08/06/2012 2:55:01 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: F15Eagle

How could a comment about Sarah Palin effect the November election? Do you mean that she will not be picked as VP because of what Cheney said?


45 posted on 08/06/2012 3:01:27 PM PDT by turn_to
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To: Fiji Hill
As far as choosing a running mate is concerned, perhaps the biggest mistake in our country's history was Ronald Reagan's choice of George Bush to be his running mate. I was on hand when Reagan announced his choice in Detroit.

Although wild cheering drowned out the rest of Reagan's speech, I was not among those cheering. I worried that if Reagan won and Bush succeeded him, Bush would try to undo whatever Reagan accomplished--and he did.

Same here. After the bitter primary with that POS bush with his "voodoo economics" attack, it was clear that Pres. Reagan had placed a backstabbing viper in the VP spot. The Bush clan is no better than the Kennedys. And Poppy Bush being back slapping buddies with Clinton gets me to hurling. Fool doesn't know WJC's LHAO.

46 posted on 08/06/2012 3:01:27 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: tennmountainman
Hey Dick. Let us not forget that all that “experience” you, Rove and Bush brought to the table did not end well.

Amateurs who became the founders of our nation wrote the Declaration of Independence, successfully fought a brutal war to gain their Independence, devised a republican system of government for a free self-governing people, wrote a constitution that is the oldest still in use in the world, and established an economic system that became the envy of the world.

"Experienced Professionals" in the form of Big Government, One-World, Nanny Staters have just about destroyed what the founders built and bequeathed to us. And they have now brought the nation to the brink of destruction.

I know which group has earned my respect.


47 posted on 08/06/2012 3:04:15 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: turn_to

“How could a comment about Sarah Palin **a**ffect the November election?”

It was about the Tea Party and the effect Palin has had already.


48 posted on 08/06/2012 3:07:10 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Bigtigermike

Looks like Cheney just got blasted in the face this time around.


49 posted on 08/06/2012 3:07:40 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Colonel_Flagg

And Dick wins “The Flying Fickle Finger of Fate” award.


50 posted on 08/06/2012 3:09:09 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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