Saturday, May 23, 2009

Liz Cheney, Rising Star in the GOP?

Since my blog wasn't operating properly for a few days, I was unable to comment earlier on Liz Cheney's excellent debate with CNN's Anderson Cooper.  Liz Cheney is the beautiful blonde daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, who has been sharply criticizing Barack Obama for releasing the details of our enhanced interrogation techniques to the public.  
Dick Cheney has said that this release of information compromises our intelligence agencies by giving information that the terrorists can train to resist when in captivity.  

In fact, Dick Cheney has become the foremost defender of the Bush administration from Obama's constant denigrations.  Dick Cheney has been forceful and articulate in his criticisms of Obama, causing Obama to become openly defensive.  Anderson Cooper tried to repair the damage.  He interviewed Liz Cheney and tried to equate the enhanced interrogation techniques with the crimes at Abu Ghraib, but Liz wouldn't let him get away with it.  She calmly pointed out that some of his statements were "irresponsible" just before she demolished them.  

Liz Cheney was cool as a cucumber, very confident and informed of the issues, and soundly rebutted Cooper's attempts to miscast the facts.  Ms. Cheney was a role model for all Republican spokesmen to emulate.  She never got ruffled, never got tongue-tied, never lost her temper.  Rush Limbaugh called her "vocal, informed and effective."

You can view the video of her debate with Cooper at Not One Red Cent's article, "Could Change for the GOP Look Like This?  

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