Palin responds to Cheney’s slam that she was bad VP pick

In an interview that aired on last weekend’s “This Week” on ABC, former Vice President Dick Cheney revealed his disappointment that Sarah Palin was the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee. That revelation is still being discussed three days later and it has even drawn criticism from conservatives.

But on Tuesday night’s “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” on the Fox News Channel, Palin herself responded to the former vice president, calling it a “misfire,” and saying that he had bought into the media’s story that has been generated over the last four years.

“Well, seeing as how Dick — excuse me, Vice President Cheney never misfires, then evidently, he’s quite convinced that what he had evidently read about me by the lamestream media having been written what I believe is a false narrative over the last four years, evidently, Dick Cheney believed that stuff, and that’s a shame,” Palin said. “So he characterized me as being a mistake.”

But Palin argued that the mistake wasn’t her selection. It would have been if she declined the nomination and pointed to her high numbers at the time of the 2008 presidential race that made her an attractive candidate.

“Here’s where the mistake would have been, Greta, I believe. It’s had I not answered the call — I was honored to get to run for vice president of the United States alongside Senator John McCain. I was honored to accept the nomination from the GOP. And I think that the mistake would have been me just deciding that, ‘Hey, I love my 86-87 percent approval rating up there in Alaska as the governor, moving and shaking and watching corrupt politicians and businessmen go to prison for crony capitalism, working on 16 to 20 percent of domestic energy supplies being able to be increased via Alaska’s resource development, ethics reform legislation that I was working on — that led to that 86 percent approval rating.”

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  • hermanng

    Sorry, Mr V.P., Sarak Palin is right. The MISTAKE was the GOP nomionee for president, Bumbling McCain, trying to run a “Model Campaign” against the most incompetent man ever to run for president, running on an empty Hope and Change, the biggest insult ever committed against the American electorate, criminally supported by the LSM in it’s effort to support the Frist Black Presdident, simply looking at his so called black skin.
    This was the most racist event ever perpetrated on America.

    So sorry you can not see it for what it was

  • God has a plan for Sarah Palin. She will be triumphant. Peace,

  • JDubya

    I am very sorry that Dick Cheney and Sarah Palin have been forced into this little misunderstanding. Cheney’s comment was that Palin’s abilities do not rise to the level of that necessary for a person who could move up to be the President due to the death of one person. That is his opinion and he is right. He was warning Romney’s campaign to not do the same thing. Liz Cheney is absolutely correct, too, and Palin’s addition to the campaign was the only thing McCain had going for him. She was not the wrong person on the ticket – McCain was. She almost single-handedly moved the campaign from doldrums to life. All of the problems that she did have were due to the ineptitude of the McCain campaign people who tried to get Palin to toe their line rather than be the candidate that they needed.

  • m123s

    I dont know how the former V.P. coulf fix His mouth to say anything, about anyone; He was directly involved in producing Obama. People were saying. “anyone but… because of Him, and Rove. Mc. smelled and did not stand a chance, regardless of His V.P. choice.

  • Joe1938

    The best thing for America would be for “Dick” Cheney and all the other old blueblood GOP rethread RINOs to crawl back under the rock from which them came. There is not a nickel’s difference between the donkey leaders and the old blueblood GOP rethread RINO “leaders”. Their goals are basically the same. If that were not the case, our Republic would not be facing the grave danger we face today.

  • Joe1938

    … The best thing for America would be for “Dick” Cheney and all the other old blueblood GOP rethread RINOs to crawl back under the rock from which them came. There is not a nickel’s difference between the donkey leaders and the old blueblood GOP rethread RINO “leaders”. Their goals are basically the same. If that were not the case, our Republic would not be facing the grave danger we face today.