ANOTHER ONE?…. Let’s see, Liz Cheney practically lives on cable news. She also lies routinely, accuses the president of helping terrorists, and is so mindless in her attacks on the nation’s elected leadership, she’s something of a national embarrassment.
And for Republican recruiters, apparently she’s perfect.
The hottest Republican property out there isn’t former Vice President Dick Cheney but his daughter Liz, who has taken to the airwaves to defend her dad and the whole Bush administration on national security and GuantÃ¡namo Bay issues. Liz Cheney, who followed the former veep’s hard-hitting speech criticizing President Obama’s policies with a CNN appearance, is becoming so popular in conservative circles that some want her to run for office. “She’s awesome. Everyone wants her to run,” said a close friend.
But others say that she is unlikely to run for office now because she is raising five young children, helping to write her father’s book, and working on other major conservative projects. “She’s a chip off the block!” said a longtime friend.
A forceful defender of the administration and her dad, Liz Cheney has been appearing on TV with greater regularity. She brings to the screen a combination of her dad’s steely focus and her mom’s softer touch. “It’s a two-fer. She comes off a bit better than he does sometimes,” a conservative consultant said.
The U.S. News report envisions a plan in which she sets up shop at a right-wing think, where she could “build a base of support.” From there, the next time there’s a Republican president, the younger Cheney “could take the policy under secretary’s position in a Republican administration when her children are older.”
I can’t help but find all of this rather ridiculous. For one thing, Liz Cheney’s penchant for dishonesty rivals that of her father’s. For another, the “Cheney” name is not exactly a strong political “brand” right now.
“Everyone wants her to run”? Who are these people?