This Week (@ThisWeekABC) July 27, 2012
As if former Vice President Dick Cheney is ever anything but candid. That’s just the media’s way of now swooning over Dick Cheney, a man members of the media demonized for years. Their unhinged hatred of Sarah Palin over-rides all that, you see.
ABC is pushing this story hard and other media outlets are sure to follow.
More from The Hill:
“The test to get on that small list has to be, ‘Is this person capable of being president of the United States?,” he said, adding that Palin had failed to meet that qualification.
“I like Gov. Palin. I’ve met her. I know her. She – attractive candidate. But based on her background, she’d only been governor for, what, two years. I don’t think she passed that test…of being ready to take over. And I think that was a mistake,” he said.
Cheney said he had spoken with Romney and Beth Myers, the campaign adviser heading the search for the vice presidential pick but would not publically share his advice.
Why? Did he recommend himself again? Or Jeb Bush? Yet, he chose to share his views on McCain’s VP pick. Conservative Twitter users aren’t pleased with Mr. Cheney’s remarks.
It wasn't McCain’s selection of Palin for VP that was a ‘mistake’ (says Cheney) it was elite Republicans choosing McCain in the 1st place.—
#1 RINO Hater (@MuddleMuddle) July 29, 2012
Anyone arguing we need a VP choice less like Palin & West and more like Portman & Jeb Bush is out of touch w/ voters. And reality.—
Jedediah Bila (@JedediahBila) July 29, 2012
“Real journalists” and the Left (redundant), however, are swooning.
Indeed they are.
In ABC News interview, Cheney calls Palin pick a mistake, cautions Romney to make better vp choice than McCain did—
Tim Hanrahan (@TimJHanrahan) July 29, 2012
At least Mr. Cheney didn’t further the horrible “she’s too damaged” narrative. It is incredibly harmful when the GOP eats its own that way; saying that Sarah Palin is “too damaged” by the media and attacks from the Left does nothing but encourage such systematic misogyny. You are basically letting them know to keep doing it, because it works. Conservatives should defend conservative women from such vile attacks, not encourage them.
Still, the Left is pouncing on this and will continue to do so. Be wary of giving them what they want, folks, even if Dick Cheney is encouraging it himself with his unnecessary and out of touch remarks.
Cheney criticizes McCain & Palin on ABC. Media have their new irrelevant food fight.—
Larry Sabato (@LarrySabato) July 29, 2012
When the media swoons over Dick Cheney, you know there is an ulterior motive. You know, like a distraction from Obama’s abysmal record. They are water-carriers to the end!