Cheney would take Rush Limbaugh over Colin Powell

By David Edwards
Sunday, May 10, 2009 11:45 EDT
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Former Vice President Dick Cheney told CBS’ Bob Schieffer that he thought Colin Powell left the Republican Party by supporting Barack Obama for president.

Partial transcript

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.

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David Edwards
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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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