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Liz Cheney: 'Fantasies' being spread about former VP
Politico ^ | 5-17-09

Posted on 05/17/2009 8:37:16 AM PDT by STARWISE

Liz Cheney said Sunday that some of the stories in print about her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, were "fantasies" cooked up by some of his old Bush administration rivals.

Responding to a question about Dick Cheney's role in pushing for aggressive interrogations, Liz Cheney pointed to Lawrence Wilkerson, the chief of staff to then-Secretary of State Colin Powell, for spreading inaccurate information about her father.

Wilkerson "has made a cottage industry of fantasies about the vice president," she said on ABC's "This Week."

"It's important to look at the source" of media reports, Cheney said. "Nobody talking about this in the press has any real knowledge."

"It's important for us to have all the facts out," she added. "Look at what the facts are. Three people were waterboarded."


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cheney; colinpowell; dickcheney; lawrencewilkerson; lizcheney; smearcampaign; wilkerson
No clearer measure of Colin Powell's opportunism and spotty character than those he chose to be closest to him, Lawrence Wilkerson and Richard Armitage, the Plame leaker, who let Scooter Libby blow in the wind (with his boss's knowledge).


1 posted on 05/17/2009 8:37:17 AM PDT by STARWISE
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Liz Cheney can hold her own with anybody in a debate. Reminds me of her mother Lynn who used to do battle on CNN’s Crossfire years ago as the Conservative voice, and she was terrific.


2 posted on 05/17/2009 8:47:51 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Yep ... Liz is extremely competent, and
was raised right, by strong and patriotic
parents.


3 posted on 05/17/2009 8:50:19 AM PDT by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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Yep. Colon has crashed IMO. Years ago, I thought there was character there. Nope, just a lying backstabbin liberal.


4 posted on 05/17/2009 8:51:24 AM PDT by PghBaldy (I shall call them Prez Arugula and Lady Armpit. It fits them.)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
I totally agree. Liz was powerful and a welcomed voice on that program, given George Snuffalufagus's obviously biased positions.
5 posted on 05/17/2009 8:54:29 AM PDT by jws3sticks (Zer0 and Hillary can take a very long walk on a very short pier, anytime, and the sooner the better!)
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To: STARWISE

“Nobody talking about (fill in the blank) in the press has any real knowledge.”


6 posted on 05/17/2009 9:01:19 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: snugs; silent_jonny; NordP; DrDeb; ohioWfan; Kaslin; daisyscarlett; Wolfstar; LUV W

...PING!


7 posted on 05/17/2009 9:06:39 AM PDT by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: PghBaldy

Read Schwartzkopfs biography, then read Powells. I was amazed by Powells. He was basically a staff type, who by virtue of race and not speaking ebonics, was assigned an endless array of DC and educational posts. In the only combat unit he ever was given command of, he was rated poorly by his Commander. He had been assigned that post over several *far more* qualified officers.
His book mainly revolves around the creation of a Buffalo Soldier memorial at Ft Leavenworth. A nice thing, but he calls it the greatest accomplishment of his career.

His autobiography reveals him as thoughtful, but still a whiner with a well developed sense of Afro-grievance/entitlement. He doesnt have a conservative bone in his body.

If anyone admires Powell much, i encourage them to read Schwartzkopfs, then Powell’s Bio back to back. The differences are huge. Desert Storm was clearly won in spite of Powell, not because of him as that shameless self promoter has convinced people.


8 posted on 05/17/2009 9:08:55 AM PDT by DesertRhino (Dogs earn the title of "man's best friend", Muslims hate dogs,,add that up.)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Liz Cheney is definitely the daughter of the Cheney’s — I am impressed with how she holds her ground in interviews which are more like debates. Dick and Lynn Cheney have to be extremely proud of their daughter for speaking out against lies.


9 posted on 05/17/2009 9:14:33 AM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin for OK Governor in 2010! Mark Rubio for FL Governor in 2010!)
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To: DesertRhino

In his utterly shallow egotism and arrogance, he selectively overlooks the fact that his career (and consequential wealth and standing) was made by Republicans. But we don’t.


10 posted on 05/17/2009 9:16:23 AM PDT by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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"It's important to look at the source" of media reports, Cheney said. "Nobody talking about this in the press has any real knowledge."

Liz is on fire!

Thanks for the ping, Star :)

11 posted on 05/17/2009 10:31:58 AM PDT by silent_jonny ("... in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye ..." 1 Corinthians, Chapter 15)
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First time I’ve seen and heard Liz...man I like these lady....she got alot of her Dad in her. She backs up for no one.


12 posted on 05/17/2009 10:40:33 AM PDT by OregonTide
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She backs up for no one.

Agreed...saw her on FNC the other day...I like what she had to say.

13 posted on 05/17/2009 10:42:36 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

She is simply amazing. I admire her greatly. She never gets ruffled.


14 posted on 05/17/2009 10:43:06 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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