It’s old man Cheney, and he’s got some rather surprising advice:

Dick Cheney has some advice for Mitt Romney on choosing a running mate: Don’t pick another Sarah Palin.

In his first interview since receiving a heart transplant in March, Cheney told ABC News, that John McCain’s decision to pick Palin as his running mate in 2008 was “a mistake” — one that it is important from Romney not to repeat.

Less Palin, more torture regimes and pointless wars of aggression. Got it. In other news, Grand Moff Tarkin has been giving lectures on planetary ecology, environmentalism, and human rights.

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Follow Ryan on Twitter @ryanlcooper. Ryan Cooper is a national correspondent at The Week. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, The New Republic, and The Nation.