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'In the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.'
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Monday, July 30, 2012

Instapundit Sets The Record Straight

A straightening that former Vice President Dick Cheney apparently needs.

Glenn Reynolds:
IT’S TRUE. THE GOP WOULD HAVE HAD A BETTER CHANCE IF SHE HAD BEEN ON TOP OF THE TICKET. Cheney: Picking Palin for VP was a ‘mistake.’

She probably wouldn’t have panicked like McCain did: “Before TARP failed as policy, it first failed as politics, with John McCain’s panicky announcement — Sept. 24, 2008 — that he would fly back to Washington to push for passage of the bailout. As I explained two weeks later, this was the decision that ensured Obama’s election.” McCain was in the lead from Palin’s selection until then. Then he tanked, and never recovered.
Can we all at least agree that John McCain hadn't a prayer of winning the election in 2008, regardless who his running mate was? Sarah Palin, the ghost of Ronald Reagan, Flo the Progressive Insurance spokeswoman - it wouldn't have mattered. It was McCain. He was doomed from the git-go.

Palin, if anything, helped staunch the bleeding for a short time. And then the hemorrhage erupted once again.

Cheney should know that. All America knows that.