I think our politics can get pretty rough at times. Having been vice president for eight years, maybe I'm more (CHUCKLES) sensitive to it than others, but the fact of the matter is, a good, tough political fights is one of the great strengths of our democracy.As spoken by one of the most maligned vice-presidents in history. Gotta love how this guy always seems to have a clear, adult perspective on things with that dry, biting sense of humor (powered by a heart pump).
Gotta wonder when this Cheney interview was planned or whether he just popped up after the Tucson shooting as an attempt to throw a speed bump in the lefty narrative about conservative hate. Take a look at the comments section on HuffPo's story about the interview, or any political message board and you'll notice what amounts to an Obama waiver on civility when discussing ole Darth.
Yet there's Darth calmly mentioning Obama's about-face on Bush terrorism policies (as he instructed in 2009) while the partisans drop into a zombie-scream zone of Cheney hate. Do they even realize?
Meanwhile he dropped at least a small bomb when asked about his relationship with Dubya after Libby didn't get a pardon--strained--and only pretty good now, which begs the question of whether one of the 'scores' Cheney might decide to 'settle' in his memoirs has anything to do with what really happened with Plamegate.