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. :)
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.