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July 29, 2012

Cheney: Palin Was Not Ready to Be President

Cheney explains:

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. Ive met her. I know her. She attractive candidate. But based on her background, shed only been governor for, what, two years. I dont think she passed that testof being ready to take over. And I think that was a mistake.

Well, certainly she had more experience than then-candidate Obama, although I concede that that's a damn low bar against which to hold our possible presidents (and Cheney's right that the VP has to be prepared to be president on Day 1).

This is from Cheney's first post-heart transplant interview, which will air tomorrow on ABC News vehicles. He's apparently offered some private advice to the Romney camp about their VP pick, though he doesn't tell ABC what that advice was. Hopefully, it's something along the lines he gave the Bush camp in 2000, when he was running their VP search: "Me. I'm perfect for the job."


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