At the latest stop along former Vice President Dick Cheney's legacy tour, CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday, he sided with radio talker Rush Limbaugh as a GOP standard-bearer over former Secretary of State Colin Powell. "If I had to choose in terms of being a Republican, I'd go with Rush Limbaugh,” Cheney said. “My take on it was Colin had already left the party. I didn't know he was still a Republican." Limbaugh and Powell have been aiming at each other recently.
Powell said of Limbaugh: "I think what Rush does as an entertainer diminishes the party and intrudes or inserts into our public life a kind of nastiness that we would be better to do without."
Limbaugh's response: "Colin Powell is just another liberal. What Colin Powell needs to do is close the loop and become a Democrat." Powell is "just mad at me because I'm the one person in the country that had the guts to explain his endorsement of Obama. It was purely and solely based on race."