Former Vice President Dick Cheney says Republicans would have had an easier time working with Hillary Clinton as president than they do with Barack Obama.

Speaking on Fox News Sunday, where he lives occasionally visits, Cheney said of Clinton: "perhaps she might have been easier for some of us who are critics of the president to work with."

This is evidence of two things. One, Dick Cheney remains a master of the subtle slap at a political opponent. (Humbledig, perhaps?) Second, Cheney is one to let bygones - such as a prominent politician comparing you to the villain in "Star Wars" - be bygones.

Or perhaps the better explanation is that Cheney actually likes being the subject of comparisons like this one: