“But I also have a high regard for Vice President Cheney’s political skills, and I think one of those great skills is sowing discord among the opposition. So I think he’s right that she’s done a heck of a job. But she is a member of this administration, and committed to doing it. And I think he, by saying something nice about her in the way that he did, knew that it might cause a little trouble. I don’t want to help him succeed in his political strategy. But I admire that he’s still out there hitting the ball.”
— Bill Clinton’s, on CBS’s ‘Face the Nation,’ re former Vice President Cheney’s mischievous suggestion that Secretary Clinton could be a stronger Dem. candidate in ‘12 than President Obama. This is why he’s a master politico.