Last night in an interview with Fox News host Greta Van Susteren, Sarah Palin fired back at former Vice President Dick Cheney for saying she was a "mistake" for the VP position in 2008. Her remarks on the issue start around 7:20.
He characterized me as being a mistake, here's where the mistake would have been Greta, I believe it would have been had I not answered the call. I was honored to run for Vice President of the United States along side Senator John McCain. I was honored to accept the nomination from the GOP.
The mistake would have been me just deciding that, ‘Hey I love my 86, 87 percent approval rating up there in Alaska as the governor moving and shaking and watching corrupt politicians and businessmen to go prison for crony capitalism. Working on 16 to 20 percent of domestic energy supplies being able to be increased via Alaska’s resource development. Ethics reform legislation that I was working on — that led to that 86 percent approval rating.
I could have decided, you know, I don’t want to be blooded up, I don’t want my family to go through what we will have to go through in order to put ourselves forward in the name service to this country. But I did it. It would have been a mistake to have hunkered down — just lived that luxurious…comfortable lifestyle in Alaska, instead We like so many people in this country decided, we will do all that we can in order to defend our republic, put America back on track. And I believe I did the right thing in accepting that call.