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Palin On Cheney's "Mistake" Comment: "Everybody Misfires Once In A While"

On FNC's "On the Record" tonight former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-Alaska) responded to former Vice President Dick Cheney saying it was a "mistake" that she was the 2008 GOP nominee for vice president.

Palin said Cheney, who "never misfires" was convinced about what the "false narrative" about her that he read in the "lame stream media."

"Well, seeing as how Dick -- excuse me, Vice President Cheney never misfires, then evidently he's quite convinced that what he evidently read about me by the lame stream media having been written what I believe is a false narrative over the last four years, evidently Dick Cheney believed that stuff and that's a shame so he characterized me as being a mistake," Palin said on FOX News.

Later in the interview Palin commented on her treatment by the GOP establishment.

"You know what? In the GOP establishment, what I have found, Greta, sometimes you are the Louisville Slugger, baby, and sometimes you are the ball, and evidently in these last months, per many, many comments from those within the GOP establishment, I'm the ball," Palin said.

Transcript below.

Sarah Palin: Well, seeing as how Dick -- excuse me, Vice President Cheney never misfires, then evidently he's quite convinced that what he evidently read about me by the lame stream media having been written what I believe is a false narrative over the last four years, evidently Dick Cheney believed that stuff and that's a shame so he characterized me as being a mistake.

Here's where the mistake would have been, Greta. I believe, had I not answered the call -- I was honored to get to run for vice president of the United States alongside Senator John McCain. I was honored to accept the nomination from the GOP and I think that the mistake would have been me just deciding that, 'Hey, I love my 86, 87% approval rating in Alaska as the Governor. Moving and shaking and watching corrupt politicians and businessmen go to prison for crony capitalism, working on 16 to 20% 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 the 86% approval rating.'

I could have decided, 'You know, I don't want to be bloodied 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 of service to our country,' but I did it. It would have been a mistake to have hunkered down, just lived that luxurious, if you will, comfortable lifestyle in Alaska.

Instead we, like so many other people across this country, decided we will do all that we can in order to defend our republic, put America back on the right track, and I believe I did the right thing in accepting that call.

Greta van Susteren: I have two reflections. One, I went back and looked at the poll numbers before you were selected as the vice president, afterwards and at the time the financial cries hit and people can look on GretaWire to see the impact, or how it changed when you were named. The second thing, i might note that Vice President Cheney took a little bit of a slap at Condoleezza Rice in his book, saying she got teared up.

He has two daughters and I believe he's been a good father to them, but he's not afraid to say thing about the women but I don't know what that means. But nyway, your thoughts?

Palin: Everybody misfires once in a while.

And you know what? In the GOP establishment, what I have found, Greta, sometimes you are the Louisville Slugger, baby, and sometimes you are the ball, and evidently in these last months, per many, many comments from those within the GOP establishment, I'm the ball. That's okay. I'm out there working hard for Senate candidates, for House candidates, for those downstream positions that can help stop this failed policy that Obama has put in place.

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