Alex Massie

Palin on Cheney and Football

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Will it never end? In fairness, the question "What do you think is the best and worst thing Dick Cheney has done as Vice-President?" isn't altogether fair. That is to say, one can't expect Palin, alas, to start talking about torture. But still, did she have to say this?

PALIN: Worst thing I guess that would have been the duck hunting accident--where you know, that was an accident. And I think that was made into a caricature of him. And that was kind of unfortunate. So the best thing though, he's shown support, along with George W. Bush, of our troops. And I've been there when George Bush has spoken to families of those who have suffered greatly, those who are serving in the military. I've been there when President Bush has embraced those families and expressed the concern and the sympathy speaking for all of America in those times. And for Dick Cheney to have supported that effort of George Bush's, I respect that.

Meanwhile, Palin reveals that Rudy is her favourite movie. No wonder the McCain campaign is abandoning Michigan.

(Biden, by contrast, chooses Chariots of Fire and seems to have a thing for Eric Liddell, one of Scotland's greatest ever sporting heroes. So props to Joe for that at least.)

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Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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