Liz Cheney Disagrees With Father Dick Cheney Over Sarah Palin Being Prepared for Vice President: More Qualified Than Obama and Biden Combined

Dick and Liz Cheney at the Washington Ideas Forum in 2011. (Photo: Getty Images)

Former Vice President Dick Cheney told ABC’s Jonathan Karl Sunday that Senator John McCain’s decision to pick Sarah Palin as his running mate in 2008 was a “mistake,” and one that Mitt Romney can’t repeat.

“I like Governor Palin. I’ve met her. I know her. She – attractive candidate. But based on her background, she’d only been governor for, what, two years. I don’t think she passed that test…of being ready to take over. And I think that was a mistake,” Cheney explained.

(Related: Dick Cheney: Picking Sarah Palin for VP Was a ‘Mistake’)

But now, Liz Cheney– who many respect as a conservative mind independent of her father’s former position– has amicably announced that she disagrees with her father’s position.

Liz Cheney Disagrees With Father Dick Cheney Over Sarah Palin Being Prepared for Vice President: More Qualified Than Obama and Biden Combined

(Photo: Twitter)

“Rarely do I disagree with best VP ever but @SarahPalinUSA more qualified than Obama and Biden combined. Huge respect 4 all she’s done 4 GOP,” Liz Cheney wrote.

And this isn’t the first time Liz Cheney has come to Palin’s defense.

After the controversial book “Game Change” was released, Liz Cheney zinged George Stephanopoulos: “It’s not accurate [that she wasn't prepared].  I think, frankly… the excerpts about the Democratic candidates, whether it’s Bill Clinton’s long-running affair [or] excerpts about John Edwards’ affair [sound] more interesting, frankly, than the excerpts about the Republicans.”

Here is video, via Think Progress:

Bestselling author David Limbaugh concluded of Dick Cheney’s remarks : “I don’t think Cheney was gratuitously attacking her anyway; as I understood it he was responding honestly to a question.”

He added that, in his opinion, Palin may have been the only “saving aspect” of the ticket, but tweeted: “I love VP Dick Cheney even though I strongly disagree with him about Sarah Palin. Let’s not turn on each other here.”

(H/T: Mediaite)

This post has been updated.

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