"Well if I had to choose in terms of being a Republican, I’d go with Rush Limbaugh," Cheney told moderator Bob Schieffer. "My take on it was Colin had already left the party -- I didn't know he was still a Republican."Politico describes this as "an extraordinary public swipe at Colin Powell." That just ridiculous. Colin Powell took an "extraordinary swipe" at Republicans when he endorsed a liberal Democrat for president. There's nothing unusual at all about Cheney saying he didn't know Powell was still a Republican. What evidence is there that he is? He voted Democratic, and has had nothing but criticism for the GOP since. Has he had a single word to say in opposition to Obama's agenda?
A somewhat taken-aback Schieffer asked: "You think he's not a Republican?"
As for Cheney's comparison between Powell & Rush Limbaugh, Cheney is correct. I don't like Limbaugh, but there's no question he's a Republican. Powell appears to be a Democrat who hasn't gotten around to changing his registration yet.