Cheney would take Rush Limbaugh over Colin Powell
Former Vice President Dick Cheney told CBS’ Bob Schieffer that he thought Colin Powell left the Republican Party by supporting Barack Obama for president.
SCHIEFFER: Colin Powell, Rush Limbaugh said the other day, the party would be better off if Colin Powell left and just became a Democrat. Colin Powell said Republicans would be better off if they didn’t have Rush Limbaugh out speaking for them. Where do you come down?
CHENEY: If I had to choose in terms of being a Republican I’d go with Rush Limbaugh. My take on it was Colin had already left the party. I didn’t know he is still a republican.
SCHIEFFER: You think that he’s not a republican?
CHENEY: I just noted he endorsed the Democratic candidate for President this time, Barack Obama. I assumed that that is some indication of his loyaly and his interest.
SCHIEFFER: You said you would take Rush Limbaugh over Colin Powell?
CHENEY: I would politically.
This video is from CBS’ Face the Nation, broadcast May 10, 2009.