So, what did the fishwrap of record have to say about Liz Cheney?
Liz Cheney looks nothing like her father, but it is clear who he is. She was introduced as “our favorite vice president’s daughter” at a recent gathering of conservative women here. She kept invoking him in her speech, conveying his best regards, and likes to share cute stories about Dad trying to master his new BlackBerry.
Like her father, Ms. Cheney speaks in understated, almost academic cadences, head veering down into her notes. She also shares his willingness to pummel President Obama in stark, disdainful tones, not so much criticizing as taunting him.
“Mr. President, in a ticking time-bomb scenario, with American lives at stake,” she said, “are you really unwilling to subject a terrorist to enhanced interrogation to get information that would prevent an attack?”
By speech’s end, the crowd was standing, and the former vice president’s daughter was being mobbed for photos and hounded to run for office.
Liz continues to represent a branch of Conservatism which is extremely hawkish on foreign policy. She believes adamantly that nothing is more important than the safety of the American people, as displayed by her passionate defense of Bush era policies on HVD's (high value detainees) and enhanced interrogation techniques.
There is little doubt that public support for Bush era policies was at its lowest point within the last nine months, but with new happenings from Iran, NorKo, Honduras and Venezuela it is quickly becoming a resurgent ideology.
I am interested to know what you folks think of Cheney policies on foreign policy. Is Liz Cheney a viable candidate for the Conservative party? Is the Cheney name too damaged to ever again hold high office? Is Liz someone you'd want representing you? Be sure to leave your comments below!
If you're interested in the NYT article, it's here.
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