February 15th, 2010
04:55 AM ET
13 years ago

Cheney dodges Palin question

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/02/14/art.macpalin0214.gi.jpg caption="Asked about former Gov. Palin, pictured here with Sen. John McCain, the former Vice President Cheney said Sunday that he hasn't made a decision yet about who he will support in 2012."]
Washington (CNN) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney sidestepped a question Sunday about whether former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is qualified for the presidency.

Speaking to ABC's "This Week," Cheney was asked about the woman who ran to replace him - and whom some see as a possible future presidential candidate.

"Is she qualified to be president?" Cheney was asked.

"I haven't made a decision yet on who I'm going to support for president the next time around," Cheney responded.

"Whoever it is is going to have to prove themselves capable of being president of the United States. And those tests will come during the course of campaigns, obviously."

He added, "I think all the prospective candidates out there have got a lot of work to do if, in fact, they're going to persuade a majority of Americans that they're ready to take on the world's toughest job."

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