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Dick Cheney on Palin in 2012: Meh

Ex-veep dismisses would-be candidate's posturing, hasn't decided who to back yet
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 14, 2010 10:55 AM CST

(Newser) – Dick Cheney took time out of a busy Biden-bashing schedule this morning to train his sights on Sarah Palin, saying he hasn't decided yet who he'll support in 2012 and that “all the prospective candidates have a lot of work to do.” On Palin's recent call for President Obama to get tough on Iran and Israel for political reasons, the ex-veep scoffed, "The stakes are too high, the consequences too significant to be treating those as simple political calculations." Elsewhere on the Sunday dial:

  • Of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Cheney said, "it's time to reconsider the policy." White House National Security Adviser Jim Jones concurred, telling State of the Union, "times have changed."
  • Lindsey Graham says he'll help Obama close Gitmo—if the president does an about-face on handling enemy combatants. "Military law should apply here. You capture the enemy, you get them off the battle field. You don’t provide them lawyers," Graham said.
  • Jon Kyl dismissed the White House health reform summit as "pointless. I don’t know why we’d be having a bipartisan summit if (Democrats) have already devised a plan to jam this bill through.”
(Read more Sunday morning talk shows stories.)

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