Thursday, October 15, 2009

Why should anyone anywhere ever listen to anything said by a Cheney?

Some Wyomingites defend Dick Cheney because they knew him in Casper or met him during his stint in the state legislature. This is a pretty chummy state, after all, which more antelope than people. If you alienate your neighbor, you just might not have anyone to talk to all winter. You could end up standing next to Dick or Lynne Cheney at an event at University of Wyoming or at some Republican fund-raiser in Jackson. Not me, of course, as I rarely go to
Jackson and never go to Republican fund-raisers -- can't even afford the admission fee.

I have met neither Dick or Lynne. I know people in Casper who know them. I once came very close to V.P. Cheney when his motorcade zoomed from my neighborhood airport to the state legislature. The speech was broadcast to the multitudes. We were all suitably impressed.

Dick made a big deal of speaking his mind in the months following Pres. Obama's inaguaration. He's been quiet, of late.

But the same can't be said of his daughter Liz.

Liz, I think, was born in Wyoming. But she's lived most of her life inside the Beltway. She's been bust lately promoting a new group opposed to the "radical" foreign policy of the Obama administration, says The group is called Keep America Safe, or KAS. She's have work on that abbreviation to make it an acronym.

From Politico:

“The policies being proposed by the Obama administration are so radical across the board,” Cheney said. “Whether you’re a Republican or a Democrat, you want the nation to be strong and so many steps this president is taking are making the nation weaker.”

Keep America Safe will focus on issues like troop levels, missile defense, detainees, and interrogation, according to Liz Cheney, who is heading the group along with Weekly Standard editor William Kristol and Debra Burlingame, the hawkish sister of an American Airlines pilot killed in the September 11 attacks.

The group, incorporated as a 501 (c ) 4 non-profit, launches its fundraising drive online Tuesday with a web video accusing Obama of failing to back up his “tough talk” and with a website aimed to provide an organizing tool for hawks.

I shall give as much credence to Liz Cheney as I did to her father. Hardly any at all...

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