The Washington Times - July 30, 2012, 08:23AM

Sen. John McCain pushed back Monday against former Vice President Dick Cheney’s comments Sunday that Mr. McCain’s choosing former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate in 2008 was a “mistake” — while getting in a few digs at Mr. Cheney in the process.

“Well, I’m always glad to get comments four years later,” Mr. McCain, Arizona Republican, said with a chuckle on “Fox and Friends.” “I respect the vice president; he and I had strong disagreements as to whether we should torture people or not. I don’t think we should have.

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“But the fact is, I’m proud of Sarah Palin, I’m proud of the job she did, I’m proud of the job she continues to do and so, everybody has their own views and I respect those views, but I’m proud of what we did,” he continued.

It was pointed out to Mr. McCain that Mr. Cheney’s daughter, Liz, actually disagreed with her own father on the point.

“Everybody’s entitled,” Mr. McCain said, laughing.