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Lynne Cheney 'Very Impressed' With Sarah Palin

By Ashley Martella   |   Monday, 15 Sep 2008 07:00 PM

Lynne Cheney tells Newsmax TV that she's very impressed with Sarah Palin, the woman who wants to succeed her husband, Dick Cheney, as vice president.

"I think she's just terrific,” Cheney says. “Her acceptance speech at the Republican convention was just amazing. She's so genuine, so authentic, such a breath of fresh air. I was so happy, nearly bowled over by it," she says.

Many observers think the media are treating Palin unfairly, and Cheney says she agrees.

"There's no question there's a huge double standard here. I think though, that what we have is a candidate who is so strong that she'll withstand all of these assaults quite handily," she predicts.

Pollster John Zogby and political analyst Dick Morris both have told Newsmax that Democrats and the liberal media taking unfair shots at Palin are actually hurting their own cause in the process because the Alaska governor is seen as a "victim." Cheney agrees.

"I think, in fact, it's become so much that people now have an inbuilt sympathy for her that helps her to be less vulnerable to them," she explains.

Cheney, who has just authored a new children's book on the Constitution entitled, "We the People," also wrote a book on famous American women entitled, "A is for Abigail." She laments it was written before Palin's rise to prominence.

"Maybe we can add a new section under the ‘S’ part; the ‘S’ is for ‘Sarah,’" Cheney adds.

As for the couple’s plans after Dick Cheney leaves office, Lynne Cheney says they'll have more time to spend with their grandchildren, and she'll keep writing. She says her husband should write, too.

"He's been in public life now for 40 years and I think he has a pretty interesting book or two in him," she says.

Asked about the fact that she was once considered to serve out the term of the late Wyoming Sen. Craig Thomas, and whether she would ever consider running for office herself, Cheney responds, "No, but I have a couple of daughters that I'm encouraging."

Cheney jokes, “I think that we do need more good candidates out there and, my daughter, Liz, has particularly expressed an interest in politics. Maybe I'll be her campaign manager."

VIDEO: Lynne Cheney Interview

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