Jul 5, 2009
Dateline - Wyoming
Dick Cheney spoke on the recent resignation of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. “I am saddened that Alaska will be losing a truly capable, and strong leader. I am confident, however that Lieutenant Governor Parnell will do an excellent job. I too asked the person above me to resign several times to allow him to go after the higher calling of finishing the book about the dog that he was reading on September 11th. That book was important to George, and I wanted him to feel a sense of accomplishment. As you may know, he never finished that book due to the fact that he tried to be the President after September 11th.”
Asked if he thought it was unseemly for the vice president to ask the president to resign Cheney scoffed, “I’ve asked every president since Reagan to resign and appoint me president. I am awaiting a response from the Obama administration. The Supreme Court has set a precedent for selecting a president so I am very confident that I could win if it came to litigation. That Thomas can’t get enough of me.”
Asked if there was any jealousy of Sean Parnell, the soon to be governor of Alaska, Cheney responded “I’d like to know exactly what he told her to get her to step aside. I mean, I’m smarter than he is, and George is smarter than Palin is… maybe, but I’d like to know what the kicker statement was. It had to be killer. God, I hate Bush.” Asked if he feared that Palin would be a more sought after public speaker than he has been since leaving his post as vice president, Cheney scoffed again, “I suppose she will be very popular with the trailer park community, a group I basically can’t stand. She’ll probably also go on The View, but I am concerned that this might take away some of the face time my daughter Liz has been getting simply because she is my daughter.” After being asked why he still utilized a podium with the seal of the Vice President of the United States, Cheney glared mumbled an obscenity and walked away ending the interview.