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Liz Cheney: Obama Should Stop Bashing My Dad, Cherry-Picking Intelligence (Video)
wowowow.com ^ | 5/12/2009 | Liz Cheney Interview

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 administration’s 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. Cheney’s 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 didn’t.

"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 administration’s feet to the fire on this," Ms. Cheney said. "People need to ask — when is the selective release of documents going to stop? … It’s really a dishonest game they’re playing."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: bushlegacy; cheney; enoughalready; gop; lizcheney; obama
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1 posted on 05/12/2009 9:47:10 AM PDT by kellynla
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To: kellynla

Liz Cheney - much better than Meghan McCain, that’s fer sure.


2 posted on 05/12/2009 9:48:28 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (Third Parties are for the weak, fearful, and ineffectual among us.)
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To: kellynla

I thought that Liz was Mrs Cheney.


3 posted on 05/12/2009 9:48:57 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Christian+Veteran=Terrorist)
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To: kellynla

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.


4 posted on 05/12/2009 9:49:32 AM PDT by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER! Mary Fallin for OK Governor in 2010! Proud Member of Party of NO socialism!)
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To: kellynla

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.


5 posted on 05/12/2009 9:51:35 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: kellynla

Keep it up, Liz! You got more guts than most of them out there....Keep talkin!


6 posted on 05/12/2009 9:52:06 AM PDT by babyfreep (It's all about control.)
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To: PhiKapMom

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.


7 posted on 05/12/2009 9:54:24 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Gay State Conservative

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!


8 posted on 05/12/2009 9:55:08 AM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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You’re thinking of *Lynn* Cheney

You're right.Temporary brain-lock,I guess.Is Liz the lesbian daughter? If so,her being conservative is pretty unusual.

9 posted on 05/12/2009 9:57:13 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Christian+Veteran=Terrorist)
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To: Carley

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.


10 posted on 05/12/2009 10:02:43 AM PDT by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER! Mary Fallin for OK Governor in 2010! Proud Member of Party of NO socialism!)
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To: kellynla

“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.


11 posted on 05/12/2009 10:02:46 AM PDT by StAntKnee (I keep thinking I'm gonna wake up from this dream theatre of the absurd.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Mrs. Cheney’s name is Lynn.


12 posted on 05/12/2009 10:06:04 AM PDT by Netizen
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To: Gay State Conservative

That would be Mary Cheney.


13 posted on 05/12/2009 10:06:30 AM PDT by Spunky (Quit breathing! You are contributing to global warming.)
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To: StAntKnee

“Robert Gibbs saying Cheney should stop regurgitating”

Everytime I see Gibbs, he looks like he just finished having a Chinese dish for lunch, cumofsomeguy


14 posted on 05/12/2009 10:06:56 AM PDT by y6162
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To: babyfreep

Cheney’s are a one family opposition party. Go Darth and family.


15 posted on 05/12/2009 10:08:32 AM PDT by y6162
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To: kellynla

When Dick speaks, I listen...


16 posted on 05/12/2009 10:08:51 AM PDT by thinking
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

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.


17 posted on 05/12/2009 10:10:37 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Gay State Conservative

That’s Mary you’re thinking of. Liz is straight AFAIK.


18 posted on 05/12/2009 10:11:27 AM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Mrs. Cheney’s name is “Lynne.”

She has a PhD.


19 posted on 05/12/2009 10:11:45 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: kellynla

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?


20 posted on 05/12/2009 10:12:31 AM PDT by prismsinc (A.K.A. "The Terminator"!)
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