Skip to comments.Liz Cheney: Obama Should Stop Bashing My Dad, Cherry-Picking Intelligence (Video)
Posted on 05/12/2009 9:47:10 AM PDT by kellynla
Liz Cheney is defending her dad once again.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney recently defended the Bush administrations handling of the War on Terror and criticized the Obama administration for making the nation "less safe," i.e., releasing details of interrogation techniques used on terror suspects. Cheneys comments have been slammed by the White House, with spokesman Robert Gibbs saying Cheney should stop regurgitating "ideas and a series of thoughts" that "the last election rejected."
But Liz Cheney, a former State Department official, said on MSNBC today that her father is speaking out of genuine concern for the country and to make sure people know what has kept the country safe for the past eight years, and that her dad is willing to make himself available to the Obama administration to talk about what worked and what didnt.
"I think that is very much the heart of the matter and I think because of that, he feels he has an obligation to speak out," Ms. Cheney said. "My dad feels very strongly that the current administration is making us less safe It would be the easiest thing in the world for him to just go fishing and spend time with his grandkids."
Ms. Cheney also noted that former Vice President Al Gore was critical of the Bush administration when he left office, and Obama officials and Democrats never miss an opportunity to bash Bush, so why is Cheney getting all this flack?
"Nobody is sort of saying, Gosh, the Obama administration needs to keep quiet about the Bush administration," she added.
She also agreed that the Obama administration is cherry-picking intelligence information to release a charge echoed by Republicans who say the White House is only releasing memos on waterboarding and other intelligence documents that suit their political purposes. Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R-MI, just this week called on the intelligence community to declassify documents showing what members of Congress including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-CA were told about interrogation techniques and when.
The media needs to "hold the administrations feet to the fire on this," Ms. Cheney said. "People need to ask when is the selective release of documents going to stop?
Its really a dishonest game theyre playing."
Liz Cheney - much better than Meghan McCain, that’s fer sure.
I thought that Liz was Mrs Cheney.
Liz Cheney took after her Dad and is not afraid to tell it like it is. I am getting more impressed with her by the day — always liked her Dad going back to when he was in Congress.
I like and respect Chaney. Libs - (un)progressives - don’t like those who actually know what they’re talking about. Hence their dislike of Chaney.
Keep it up, Liz! You got more guts than most of them out there....Keep talkin!
Lynn Cheney is no pushover either. Remember when she asked Wolfe Blitzer.......Don’t you want American to win in Iraq!
ha ha..he was stunned that anyone would dare challenge him.
You’re thinking of *Lynn* Cheney. Liz is his outspoken conservative daughter who like her father will NOT be silenced in speaking the truth about HolyO!
You're right.Temporary brain-lock,I guess.Is Liz the lesbian daughter? If so,her being conservative is pretty unusual.
I remember that — think she has a furture in politics. I wanted her Dad to be President because of his no nonsense approach. Every time I have heard him speak I am once again reminded how much I like the man. He is very witty and can send zingers with the best of him. His daughter is just like him.
“Robert Gibbs saying Cheney should stop regurgitating “ideas and a series of thoughts” that “the last election rejected.”
Ummmmm, if it’s so damaging to the gops, why wouldn’t Gibbs encourage to keep on keeping on?
Because maybe it’s not so damaging to the gops. Maybe it’s finger in o’s eye.
Mrs. Cheney’s name is Lynn.
That would be Mary Cheney.
Robert Gibbs saying Cheney should stop regurgitating”
Everytime I see Gibbs, he looks like he just finished having a Chinese dish for lunch, cumofsomeguy
Cheney’s are a one family opposition party. Go Darth and family.
When Dick speaks, I listen...
The difference is that Liz has had real jobs and has two extremely intelligent parents. Certainly she has inherited their intelligence.
Also, children imitate their parents, and she has two great parents from whom she has learned and imitated.
On the other hand, Ms Fat and Angry has never had a real job and has also learned to imitate her nasty father.
Therefore, there is difference between Liz and Ms. Fatty.
You go, Liz.
That’s Mary you’re thinking of. Liz is straight AFAIK.
Mrs. Cheney’s name is “Lynne.”
She has a PhD.
I wonder how the MSM would respond to another attack. Would they try to keep it quiet so as to not make Choco-Carter look bad?
Ha! Good one.
Cheney appears on Cavuto today. More fireworks.
I wish Cheney were our president now. I know there’s no way it was ever going to happen, but certainly he’d be much better than Obama!
New rule: Those in the minority must be silent.
I forgot about that. Heads up for any FReepers who aren't chained to their cubicle like I am. I expect a full report.
“I wish Cheney were our president now.”
Well, if you recall, I did all I could do last year to promote him on FR but I guess his health was an issue.
Dick Cheney knows far more about national security and what is needed to achieve it than Gore knows about climate change. The difference is that Gore is a pedantic, lazy, scrotum scratcher who knows nothing of science or weather, and Cheney is a man who has proven his intelligence, in government and the private sector. If any VPs have to shut up, let it be the flunky Gore.
I think a Cheney-Palin Conservative ticket in 2012 will be absolutely UNBEATABLE!!! :-)
Liberals call him “Darth” in a disparaging way, yet they seem to forget DARTH VADER BECAME THE HERO OF THE STAR WARS SAGA in the last movie!!! :-)
I believe (if his health allowed) that Dick Cheney could be THE HERO of a new conservative party movement if he ran for president in 2012 with Sarah Palin as his VP...by then I figure a large majority of dims will NOT vote for a redux by this current president, historical or not! The RINOs who are trying to ‘remake’ the GOP into Dimmie-lite are a waste of time too—time for a third party to take over the party!
I believe it was Dick himself who declined to run (I assume for health reasons) and believe me I would have voted for him even if he was in a Darth Vader outfit.
You know, George Washington declined to run several times as well in the first election, and he became convinced that he was needed in the office...I pray to God to convince Dick Cheney his country and his fellow Americans need him DESPERATELY! and that God will grant him miraculous healing to serve his country one more time!!
Cheney’s the closest thing we have to an actual conservative out there right now! Sad to say, so many we thought were conservatives are really just RINOs! :-(
IMHO some of the inane things that a candidate is expected to do on the campaign trail and even as President Dick Cheney thought were either a distraction to the job in hand and a waste of time whereas being VP he had virtually the same access as the President but only occasionally had to do the PR stuff.
I think his health was a second consideration and may have influenced his family advising him not to run but not him because as he has often said to be VP you must be prepared and able at any point to assume the mantle of President.
Won’t get me to disagree with you on that one.
She stuck up for Rush! Dig on BamBam and his thugs.
I don't believe that the majority of That One's voters even considered Foreign Policy when voting for him. It was the economy, stupid, and the fact that they considered him the 'cool black guy'.