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  1. #1 Dick Cheney: Picking Sarah Palin for VP Was ‘A Mistake’ 
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    Dick Cheney has some advice for Mitt Romney on choosing a running mate: Don’t pick another Sarah Palin.

    In his first interview since receiving a heart transplant in March, Cheney told ABC News, that John McCain’s decision to pick Palin as his running mate in 2008 was “a mistake” — one that it is important from Romney not to repeat.

    It’s subject on which Cheney has some unique experience. He helped Presidents Gerald Ford and George W. Bush lead their vice presidential searches and, of course, served as vice president for eight years. He’s also privately offered some advice to both Romney and Beth Myers, who is leading Romney’s search for a runningmate, on the process.

    Cheney would not comment on what he told Romney and Myers, but he was harsh in his assessment of McCain’s decision to pick Palin.

    “That one,” Cheney said, “I don’t think was well handled.”

    “The test to get on that small list has to be, ‘Is this person capable of being president of the United States?’”

    Cheney believes Sarah Palin failed that test.

    “I like Governor 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.”

    More of the exclusive interview with Cheney, which was conducted in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, will air Monday on Good Morning America, World News with Diane Sawyer and Nightline.
    What's going on? It's sort of like bizarro world. I guess we're seeing a lot of GOP people choose sides.
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    Someone 'got to' Cheney, too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    Someone 'got to' Cheney, too?
    A reference to the Scalia thread, eh?

    So you think taking someone hunting before a major SCOTUS decision isn't "getting to" someone?

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    I also think picking another Palin would hurt him. He needs to pick someone who will help him win. As far as I am concerned, Rubio or West will do that. But we will find out in a couple of weeks. He is going to announce his running mate before the convention.

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    What a crock. He complains Palin had only been gov for 2 years? Only 2 years executive experience (not counting anything prior)?

    And 0'marxist had how many years executive experience?

    Ohh.. I forgot. All those years as a community organizer and rabble rouser. Ahh yes... "present"!
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    Ohh... and Joe Biden is ready to "take over"??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janice View Post
    Ohh... and Joe Biden is ready to "take over"??
    If I had to choose between Biden and Palin. I would chose Palin in a second.

    Let me make one thing clear here though: I am a great admirer of Palin. She is a beautiful women both inside and outside. But I do think that Romney choosing another her would hurt him. He needs to have a running mate that will help him win.
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    The big mistake was letting the media pick McCain as our candidate! As for Palin, she has more experience than the KENYAN who never run as much as a lemonaid stand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greenhornet-1 View Post
    The big mistake was letting the media pick McCain as our candidate! As for Palin, she has more experience than the KENYAN who never run as much as a lemonaid stand.
    She had more (executive) experience than all the other candidates combined.

    Piss off ABC News.
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