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.”
"Hot Air" which has a record of Palin bashing concludes that "the left will be passing the popcorn" because Cheney and Palin are both "beloved by the conservative base." That might usually have been the case if any other figure rather than Cheney had made the statement he did, but in Cheney's case the "progressive" left's abiding hatred of him is so deep and strong that even their hatred for Palin pales into insignificance.
For example, the far left "progressive" site "Crooks & Liars" runs with the Cheney/Palin comment without too much editorializing, but the readers comments are a vast diatribe of hate towards Cheney with Palin hardly mentioned.
Normally Palin would have been the subject of scorn, ridicule, scoffing and hatred but the unbounded venom against Cheney gives her a pass.
Here are just some of the C&L comments to give a taste of the reaction. Gawker, which is in reality a satire/entertainment site, but very left,ran the story and the comments were also anti-Cheney but with a less venomous tone.
But we can be assured that if Palin ever runs for office, especially the presidency she will take her well earned place as the instigator of froth and gibber leftist madness. The entire post and comments is AT THIS LINK