Dick Cheney Calls Palin Pick for VP Candidate “a Mistake”
Cheney, a conservative who is an influential figure in Republican circles, says he personally likes Palin, who was only a first-term governor of Alaska when McCain picked her as his running mate four years ago. "I like Governor Palin. I've met her. I know her. She was an attractive candidate," Cheney said. "But based on her background - she had 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 - a mistake,"