Cheney: Don’t Blame Us!

By Caitlin Taylor

Mar 16, 2009 9:36am

"There’s no question that what the economic circumstances that (President Obama) inherited are difficult ones," former Vice President Dick Cheney told John King on CNN. "You know, we said that before we left. I don’t think you can blame the Bush administration for the creation of those circumstances. It’s a global financial problem. We had, in fact, tried to deal with the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac problem some years before with major reforms and were blocked by Democrats on the Hill, Barney Frank and Chris Dodd.

"So I think the notion that you can just sort of throw it off on the prior administration, that’s interesting rhetoric but I don’t think anybody really cares a lot about that," Cheney continued. "What they care is what is going to work and how we are going to get out of these difficulties."

Do you agree?

– jpt

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