WASHINGTON – Dick Cheney, who knows a thing or two about the vice presidency, called John McCain’s choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate “a mistake” in his first interview since undergoing a heart transplant in March.
Speaking with ABC News’ Jonathan Karl, Cheney also revealed that he’s offered his advice on possible vice presidential choices to Mitt Romney and Beth Myers, who is heading the campaign’s search for a running mate. Palin was presumably not on his shortlist.
“I like Gov. Palin. I’ve met her. I know her. She's an attractive candidate,” Cheney said in an except aired on “This Week.” “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.”