Axelrod: Cheney ‘having a hard time dealing’ with GOP loss

By David Edwards
Sunday, February 15, 2009 13:14 EDT
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President Barack Obama’s Senior White House advisor responded to criticism from former vice president Dick Cheney. “Apparently the vice president is having a hard time dealing with the verdict of the American people,” said Axelrod.

Cheney has criticized the new administration’s plans to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay. “When we get people who are more concerned about reading the rights to an al-Aaeda terrorist than they are with protecting the United States against people who are absolutely committed to do anything they can to kill americans, then i worry,” Cheney told Politico.

Axelrod hit back at Cheney this morning on NBC’s Meet the Press. “What he said here is really irresponsible,” said Axelrod. “President bush could not have been more generous in the transition in every conceivable way. When he left he said, ‘I’m rooting for you guys. I hope you do well.’ I believe that. Apparently the memo didn’t go down the line.”

This video is from NBC’s Meet the Press, broadcast Feb. 15, 2009.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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