Does Sarah Palin lack "thick skin?" Dick Cheney is not convinced she doesn't; he's interested in knowing why the Tea Party presidential hopeful (maybe) quit mid-term as Alaska's governor.
On Friday, the gloves came off when the former US vice president under George W. Bush sat down in an interview on The Laura Ingraham Show.
In almost a scripted lead-in to the focus of the interview, the host asked Cheney about the intricacies in being the number-2 guy in the White House, citing a Huffington Post story.
He said that the role of VP is not a glamorous one, as it exists primarily in a symbolic or support role. Be it as it may, one must have a sense of humor.
Okay, America, when did Dick Cheney ever smile? He has to have some Victoria Beckham blood in him. Moving right along.
He also said that the person must have a willingness to do the right thing and have "thick skin." Strange huh?
He sounds like he stole a line from Karl Rove when he sat down in a Fox interview about Sarah Palin's sudden departure from her role as governor of Alaska. Then, he suggested she had signs of "enormous thin skin".
Dick Cheney was only echoing the sentiments of an outspoken Rove and his response to Laura Ingraham, while sidestepping a question about Palin as a potential president was:
Well, I've never gotten around the question of her having left the governorship of Alaska midterm. I've never heard that adequately explained so that I could understand why, how she decided in her first term to step down and still beÂ—I'd like to know more about that.
As Sarah Palin gears up for an Iowa Tea Party speech Saturday, all eyes will be on her as to whether she enters the GOP field of candidates for the Republican nomination.
But before she does so, she has to overcome the Mitt Romneys and Rick Perrys of the worldÂ—and perhaps the Michele Bachmanns as well.
Note to Sarah: Bring along a solid healthcare and jobs plan. This just in: Unemployment is at 9.1%, Madame governor.
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