Former Vice President Dick Cheney is critical of the process that led to the 2008 selection of another Republican vice presidential candidate: Sarah Palin.
"I think that was a mistake," Cheney said in an interview for ABC's This Week.
Cheney said Palin, then the first-term governor of Alaska, failed the most basic test of being on the vice presidential short list: "Is this person capable of being president of the United States?"
Said Cheney: "I like Governor Palin. I've met her. I know her ... 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."What's awesome about this is Cheney is basically calling the drooling base of his own party -- the ones who uniformly love Palin -- idiots.