Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Republicans are better served by conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh than by former Secretary of State Colin Powell.
“My take on it was Colin had already left the party,” Cheney said on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” noting that Republican Powell endorsed President Barack Obama, a Democrat, during the 2008 presidential campaign. “I assumed that that is some indication of his loyalty.”
Cheney, 68, clashed with Powell, 72, a retired four-star general, over tactics in the war on terrorism during former President George W. Bush’s administration.
Asked if he would “take Rush Limbaugh over Colin Powell,” Cheney said, “I would.”
Limbaugh, whose radio talk show is heard on more than 600 radio stations, has been targeting Republicans in addition to his traditional Democratic opponents since conservatives suffered reverses national polls last November.
Limbaugh suggested in March that Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele commit suicide for presiding over Republican losses. He also criticized Powell’s endorsement of Obama, suggesting during his May 6 program that considerations of race had trumped politics. Obama and Powell are black. …
“The only reason to endorse Obama is race,” he said.
… In 2006, he accused actor Michael J. Fox, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, of “exaggerating the effects” of the illness.
Limbaugh, 58, resigned from ESPN TV’s Sunday NFL Countdown pre-game show in 2003 after suggesting that Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback Donovan McNabb, named to five Pro Bowl teams, “got a lot of credit for the performance of this team that he didn’t deserve,” at least in part because “the media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well.”
via Cheney Says He Favors Limbaugh Over Powell as Model Republican – Bloomberg.com.
I find it curious that LAPD Narcotics officer Mike Ruppert collected evidence and wrote a book which says Cheney did 9/11. How rich is Limbaugh? He lives in West Palm Beach, Florida according to wikipedia, but perhaps not any more. Limbaugh’s home in Florida as of June 2006 was sold on 2/23/2007. It was last assessed at $24,660,084 on 2008 and is now for sale for 48 million dollars. Obviously not all home values are falling these days. Rush sure had a lot of bathrooms. And a nice little walk down to the beach. He also has a condo in Manhattan (New York City).
Also see: Cheney: Interrogations saved ‘hundreds of thousands’ of lives . Related comment on WRH:
Cheney can say whatever drivel that slithers out of his mouth; but I have rarely seen a person so completely allergic to the truth. Were Cheney a student of history (and so bloody few of the political class have even a clue about history), he would know that, from the time of the Spanish Inquisition, torture does only one thing and one thing only; it extracts confessions which are needed for a political agenda, because the tortured person will say anything they think will get the torture to stop.