Now, last Sunday on This Week, Jonathan Karl interviewed Dick Cheney, and this is the sound bite where Cheney says that picking Sarah Palin was a mistake. And this was a toughie. It’s not a defensible comment. I wouldn’t even try. The thing to note about this is that shortly after this, Liz Cheney sent out the following tweet. “Rarely do I disagree with the best VP ever, but Sarah Palin is more qualified than Obama and Biden combined. I have huge respect for all she’s done for the GOP.” So Liz Cheney tweeted that. That didn’t get a lot of coverage, either, but she tweeted it three or four hours, later that afternoon on Sunday.
Cheney had some of the most critical comments ever about Obama that never ended up being repeated or covered because the media so salivates — this was what was unfortunate about this — so salivates over any discord, and they so hate Palin. They hate Cheney, too, but since Cheney came along and criticized Palin, oh, all of a sudden Cheney is the world’s foremost authority. All of a sudden they have unbridled love for Cheney. Now, just a wild guess here. You know as well as I do that Dick Cheney’s area of primary concern is foreign policy. Cheney was shaped by 9/11 like little else. And it was his sole focus, well, not sole, but the primary focus of the vice president was keeping the country safe, and if there’s a problem that he has with Palin I would assume that it’s in that regard. Anyway, here’s the bite, and following that, I want to play Palin reacting to the victory of Ted Cruz and hitting back at the vice president.Continue reading →