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Liz Cheney: My Father Would "Rather be Fishing In Wyoming" (instead of kicking Obama's rear)
The Los Angeles Times ^ | 5/12/09

Posted on 05/12/2009 3:39:16 PM PDT by lewisglad

For those who have been wondering why former Vice President Dick Cheney doesn't just go gently into the night -- or at least park himself at that undisclosed location for a while -- now comes the answer. Apparently he really cares.

Today on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Liz Cheney said her father would "rather be fishing in Wyoming" but felt compelled.

Her basic argument: Waterboarding was not only effective, it was legal, since the Bush administration had the legal documents that said so.

Liz Cheney also accused the media of a double standard in criticizing her father over his outspoken views, noting that the media embraces former Vice President Al Gore when he speaks about global climate change. "You want him [Cheney] to shut up because you disagree with what he's saying," she told the Washington Post's Eugene Robinson, whose column this morning called Cheney "an Old Faithful of self-serving nonsense."

Cheney has become a familiar face on the Sunday talk shows, spewing his critiques about the Obama administration, urging Republicans to recover politically by embracing the very Bush conservatism that cost them control of the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Asked about Cheney's recent comment that he would rather see the future of the Republican Party in the hands of conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh than the more centrist former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman and former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs called it "an illuminating answer."

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: bho44; cheney; lizcheney; notgoingawaycommies

1 posted on 05/12/2009 3:39:16 PM PDT by lewisglad
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To: WestCoastGal

CheneyChick ping.


2 posted on 05/12/2009 3:41:52 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: lewisglad

She was great on Morning Joe today. Articulate, smart and and doesn’t cower in front of anyone.I hope to see more of her in the coming months.

The anti Megan McCain.


3 posted on 05/12/2009 3:41:55 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: lewisglad

I see she knows how to play fair with the MSM. They don’t like it when someone plays the game the same way or better than they do. I’ll bet this leaves some marks on the MSM!!


4 posted on 05/12/2009 3:44:18 PM PDT by handy old one (It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims. Aristotle)
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To: CaptainK

She was great, and agreed to stay over time to formally debate Robinson.


5 posted on 05/12/2009 3:44:41 PM PDT by lewisglad
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To: lewisglad

“spewing.” No editorial commentary there, eh ?


6 posted on 05/12/2009 3:45:24 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: CaptainK

Could not agree more. Eugene was out of his league when Liz came to bat for dad. HA!


7 posted on 05/12/2009 3:46:20 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Who ever thought we would long for the days of the Clinton administration...)
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To: handy old one

I’m impressed with Liz, she should consider running for elected office!


8 posted on 05/12/2009 3:46:29 PM PDT by lewisglad
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To: lewisglad

Palin/Cheney 2012


9 posted on 05/12/2009 3:46:58 PM PDT by Pistolshot (The Soap-box, The Ballot-box, The Jury-box, And The Cartridge-Box ...we are past 2 of them.)
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To: lewisglad
My Father Would "Rather be Fishing In Wyoming" (instead of kicking Obama's rear)

Me too!

10 posted on 05/12/2009 3:49:24 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: lewisglad

So, she kicked a** and took names? Sorry I missed it.


11 posted on 05/12/2009 3:49:55 PM PDT by sissyjane
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To: lewisglad
Cheney has become a familiar face on the Sunday talk shows, spewing his critiques about the Obama administration, urging Republicans to recover politically by embracing the very Bush conservatism that cost them control of the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives.

I could swear I heard Cheney say the GOP should be less Colin Powell (i.e. GWB) and more Rush Limbaugh (i.e. not GWB). I must have missed that "Bush conservatism" to boot - anyone have any idea what that is? Something from the 2000 election season?

Oh, that is the media framing things in a light which benefits their agenda.

12 posted on 05/12/2009 3:50:26 PM PDT by M203M4 (A rainbow-excreting government-cheese-pie-eating unicorn in every pot.)
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To: M203M4

that’s the LA Times spinning it right there, correct.


13 posted on 05/12/2009 3:51:16 PM PDT by lewisglad
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To: lewisglad

With that much on the ball it would be no contest.


14 posted on 05/12/2009 3:53:51 PM PDT by handy old one (It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims. Aristotle)
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To: Rushmore Rocks

Thank God for Dick Cheney who feels ‘compelled’ to speak out.

Too bad there are not more like him.


15 posted on 05/12/2009 4:00:19 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (If he wants to come by the bus after the race and get his a$$ whooped, I'll do it. - Dale Jr)
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To: lewisglad

I’ve always liked Cheney...He invented the weather machine and everything.


16 posted on 05/12/2009 4:01:52 PM PDT by Armedanddangerous ( I think you're so full of inconsolable rage you don't care who you hurt)
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To: WestCoastGal

Who else after 4 months will be compelled to speak out?


17 posted on 05/12/2009 4:02:52 PM PDT by lewisglad
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To: lewisglad
I’m impressed with Liz,

I am too. She is one sharp gal and belongs to one heck of a smart, patriotic family.

18 posted on 05/12/2009 4:05:04 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This country isn't going to hell in a handbasket, it's riding shotgun in an Indy car....)
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To: Armedanddangerous
I’ve always liked Cheney...He invented the weather machine and everything.

Halliburton built one in his basement. Dick has a lot of stuff down there...

19 posted on 05/12/2009 4:05:45 PM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood (Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???)
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood

Shhh..don’t tell anyone..


20 posted on 05/12/2009 4:07:53 PM PDT by Armedanddangerous ( I think you're so full of inconsolable rage you don't care who you hurt)
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To: lewisglad

She was on with the noxious Nora O’Donnell a few weeks ago and sliced and diced he without breaking a sweat. A thing of beauty to behold.


21 posted on 05/12/2009 4:09:55 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Pistolshot

That thought crossed my mind...in that or reversed order.


22 posted on 05/12/2009 4:12:29 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: CaptainK
Either way. They both have shown the direction the GOP should move, and get castigated for it. So they must be on the right track.

Liz is articulate, knowledgable, holds her own against anyone, and has that quiet demeaner her father does.

23 posted on 05/12/2009 4:18:25 PM PDT by Pistolshot (The Soap-box, The Ballot-box, The Jury-box, And The Cartridge-Box ...we are past 2 of them.)
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To: lewisglad

Just BRILLIANT. Robinson is a lightweight, as are most journalists. Cheney’s mind is so quick and she is so articulate. It was like poetry in motion!


24 posted on 05/12/2009 4:19:11 PM PDT by madameguinot (Our Father's God to Thee, Author of Liberty)
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To: lewisglad

Liz comes from a great gene pool. She inherited the best from both Lynn and Dick.


25 posted on 05/12/2009 4:35:08 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: lewisglad

ping


26 posted on 05/12/2009 4:57:02 PM PDT by lmr (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: Rushmore Rocks

and what great people they are, cheers!


27 posted on 05/12/2009 5:00:00 PM PDT by lewisglad
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To: lewisglad
If this country ever has another 9-11, God forbid, the Democrats will bit the dust and Dick Cheney will be put on Mount Rushmore.
28 posted on 05/12/2009 5:07:43 PM PDT by kempo
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To: kempo

I have a space reserved for him.


29 posted on 05/12/2009 5:24:19 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: Rushmore Rocks

CheneyChick is stupid. Dick is on a big-game expedition in DC. He’s hunting the dangerous Demorats and Rinos. No peaceful fishing trip for him.


30 posted on 05/12/2009 5:54:14 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ( Obama, you're off the island!)
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