Former Vice President Dick Cheney said in an interview with ABC’s Jonathan Karl that Sarah Palin’s choice as the Republican vice presidential nominee in 2008 was a “mistake” because her background “didn’t pass the test of being ready to take over.”
“I like Governor Palin. I’ve met her. I know her. She is an attractive candidate,” Cheney told ABC. “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.”
Cheney said the most important test when picking a vice president is whether or not that person is capable of being president.