Over the weekend, former Vice President Dick Cheney told an audience of Republicans at Wyoming’s GOP state convention that President Obama had been “an unmitigated disaster to the country.” On Fox & Friends, Dana Perino said Monday that the White House has a losing track record when engaging in rhetorical battles with the former vice president and likely hopes that he is “going to spend more time in Wyoming and not be on TV.”
“I can’t think of a time when I felt it was more important for us to defeat an incumbent president today with respect to Barack Obama. I think he has been an unmitigated disaster to the country,” Cheney said on Saturday. “I think to be in a position where he gets four more years in the White House to continue the policies he has, both with respect to the economy, and tax policy, and defense and some other areas would be a huge, huge disappointment.”
“I would imagine that the White House thought that they would never have to deal with Dick Cheney again, but he’s like a cat. He keeps coming back,” said Perino of Cheney’s comments. “He is a life-long public servant. He feels very strongly about the country, his views and his grandchildren.”
Perino said that she believes Cheney is genuinely concerned for the state of the country and the debt that will be left to future generations if the present rate of federal spending is not held in check.
She also said that she felt the timing of Cheney’s statement was interesting. “In 2009 and 10 remember, when Vice President Cheney was going to go out and talk about in particular terror tools and then the White House would look for opportunities for President Obama to counter them – and then the White House lost every single time. I would imagine they hope that he’s going to spend more time in Wyoming and not be on TV,” Perino concluded.
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