Cheney: Time's 'Person of Year' List 'Pretty Crappy'

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Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 10:56 AM

By Drew MacKenzie

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Former Vice President Dick Cheney was left "speechless" when he was asked about the candidates for Time's "Person of the Year," including information leaker Edward Snowden, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Syrian President Bashar Assad, and twerking singer Miley Cyrus.

"I'm, ah, ah, speechless," Cheney stammered to Fox News Host Neil Cavuto Thursday night, according Buzzfeed.

Cheney said he thought Time's Person of the Year would be "a tremendous honor." But he added, "That's a pretty crappy list."

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Time published its shortlist of 10 finalists on Monday and will reveal the winner Wednesday. The magazine decides on the candidates by the impact they have had on the news over the past 12 months, and not what they have done — negatively or positively — to contribute to the news.

President Barack Obama is also on the list, along with Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Pope Francis, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, and gay rights activist Edith Windsor.

Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor, has leaked some 200,000 secret government documents pertaining to matters of national security.

Sebelius, meanwhile, spearheaded the launch of Obamacare this year but has been vilified for the disastrous rollout of the website, with many Republicans calling for her to be fired.

Obama, who was Time's pick last year, has been slammed for falsely promising under his signature healthcare reform law that people would be able to keep their insurance plans and their doctors.

Assad has been accused of killing thousands of his own people in Syria, including women and children, who reportedly died from sarin gas.

Singer Cyrus stunned conservative — and many other — Americans when she performed a shocking dance routine called "twerking" during a duet with Robin Thicke on the MTV Video Music Awards.

And Cruz has been attacked by Democrats, and many in his own party, for causing the 16-day government shutdown in October in an attempt to prevent the launch of Obamacare.

Asked specifically about Snowden, Cheney said, "I would like to see him tried for treason."

When Cavuto observed that some people view Snowden as a legitimate whistleblower and hero, Cheney replied, "He's absolutely not. It's devastating what he's done to our national security interests."

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