There are few people in political life I can't stand more than Liz Cheney.
She's like that annoying girl in grade school that was the teachers pet but cheated on all of the tests in secret and never got caught while at the same time telling on all of the other kids for doing it. I don't know why that's what I see when I look at her but it is.
She is a walking and talking example of NEPOTISM. She got her stupid job as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs (don't try to tell me she got this job on the merits!), because her daddy was the Vice President. She has a law degree which is more than I have (right now as I write this post) so I can't say that she is a complete idiot. Moving on...
Presently, she is the go to attack dog for all things anti-Obama foreign policy, cause you know she is an expert being that she is the daughter of Dick the always in the bunker, let's just bomb them and think about the consequences later, Cheney. She is basically Dick Cheney in a wig.
This past week she criticized Obama for his public surprise visit to Dover Air Force Base to meet the coffins of fallen soldiers coming from Afghanistan.
Isn't it a good thing that the Commander and Chief is there to honor the fallen?
Not according to the lil Cheney. She thinks he did it for a photo-op citing the fact that Bush never took cameras to meet the fallen soldiers and their families.
One problem. She must have forgetten that BUSH NEVER EVER WENT TO MEET THE FALLEN COMING HOME FROM IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN EVER. EVER. EVER.
Via Talking Points Memo:
Liz Cheney called out President Obama for his early-morning trip to honor fallen soldiers arriving at Dover Air Force Base yesterday, suggesting President Bush honored America's heroes with a bit more class than his successor.
Cheney, on Fox News Radio's John Gibson Show yesterday:
"I think that what President Bush used to do is do it without the cameras. And I don't understand sort of showing up with the White House Press Pool with photographers and asking family members if you can take pictures. That's really hard for me to get my head around...It was a surprising way for the president to choose to do this."It's not clear exactly what Cheney is referring to when she says, "Bush used to do it without the cameras."
It's true that Bush's Pentagon continued a long-standing policy of banning cameras at Dover when the nation's fallen arrived in flag-draped caskets from foreign battlefields. (Upon taking office, Obama lifted the ban.)
So that covers "without the cameras."
But as CBS's Mark Knoller reported yesterday, Obama was the first president to visit arriving dead at Dover during the wars in Afghanistan or Iraq -- meaning that when it came to taking trips to Dover like Obama did yesterday morning, Bush never used to "do it" at all.
This woman has no SHAME.
Like father, like daughter.
Updated: Lawrence O'Donnell SLAMS Liz even better than me! Keepin' it real!