Cheney not the best person to give advice: White House

March 17th, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI  

Dick Cheney

Washington, Mar.17 (ANI): Former US Vice President Dick Cheney is not the best person to seek advice from on the way the Obama administration is functioning, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said on Monday.
Commenting on Cheney’’s assessment of the policies of the two-month-old administration, including a charge that Obama was making the nation more vulnerable to a terrorist attack, the Washington Times quoted Gibbs as saying: “I guess Rush Limbaugh was busy, so they trotted out their next most popular member of the Republican cabal.”
“Not taking economic advice from Dick Cheney would be the best possible outcome of yesterday’’s interview,” he added. It was not the first time the press secretary has blasted Limbaugh, who has been in the headlines for weeks after saying he wants the Obama administration to fail.
Gibbs also has taken on CNBC personalities Jim Cramer and Rick Santelli, who have been critical of the administration.
Gibbs said Obama’’s actions on detainees were intended “to bring about swift and certain justice” in the first week of his administration. “For 7-plus years the very perpetrators the vice president says he’’s concerned about weren”t brought to justice,” Gibbs said. “The steps the president has taken to keep this country safe underscore the seriousness with which he takes that job,” he added. (ANI)

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