During the 2008 presidential campaign, Bush administration officials were hesitant to enthusiastically vouch for Sarah Palin’s credentials as a potential future vice president. Then-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was reluctant to say Palin had “enough experience” in foreign policy. Then-Vice President Dick Cheney described her potential by tepidly stating that “each administration’s different and there’s no reason why Sarah Palin can’t be a successful vice president.” A new book by Time’s Mark Halperin and New York Magazine’s John Heilemann reports that Cheney actually thought Palin was a “reckless choice” by McCain:
Upon finding out that McCain had tapped Palin as his running mate, Vice President Dick Cheney called it a “reckless choice,” believing the Alaska governor was unprepared for high office.
On ABC’s This Week today, host George Stephanopoulos asked Liz Cheney if it was “true” that her father believed that. “No,” replied Cheney. “It’s not accurate.” Watch it: