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?
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