Liz Cheney’s Own Private Wyoming
Liz Cheney, 2012 poster child for Obama Derangement Syndrome, has poked her head up out of Jackson Hole to announce that, while unpacking her carpet bag, she discovered a vocation to represent the good people of her new home, Wyoming, in the US Senate.
It isn’t that La Liz thinks that three-term incumbent Republican senator Mike Enzi has done a particularly “bad” job, per se, it’s just that she knows that, as Liz Cheney, recipient of the Cheney Political Genome, she could do ever so much better in every way. Plus, she’d be able to spend most of her time in her real-life home, Virginia.
Besides, Enzi should understand, she’s not really running against him, at least “in her own private Wyoming,” Cheney is running against Obama - a losing battle if ever there was one but, here’s the proof:
Did you hear one word about Enzi?
When asked why Wyoming voters should oust the reliably conservative Enzi for an unproven rookie, Cheney opined that seniority is over-rated.
I think that part of the problem in Washington today is seniority. I think it’s time for a new generation, for a new generation to come to the fore. I don’t see seniority as a plus, frankly.
Good thing, because the forty-seven year-old mother of five (aka the un-gay Cheney daughter) has never stuck with any career long enough to establish anything approaching seniority. Her closest brushes with governmental service had to do with short stints in Uncle Dubya’s State Department serving as
custodian of Dad’s Near East holdings Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, a post with an economic portfolio and a mandate to promote investment in the region (ahem). Bookends to her activities on Dad’s re-election campaign.
Moving on, La Liz served as one of three national co-chairs for Fred Thompson’s 2008 presidential campaign. When Thompson crashed and burned, Cheney moved on to the Romney campaign where she served as a senior foreign policy advisor (not exactly a Romney campaign or Liz Cheney strong suit—see: Czechoslovakia).
Moving on from that train wreck, Cheney got together with Bill Kristol to create the Keep America Safe PAC from which Cheney launched her disastrous ad attack on her own legal profession (which she clearly misunderstands) when she questioned the loyalty of DoJ attorneys responsible for representing Guantanamo detainees. La Liz dubbed the US Attorneys “the Al Qaeda Seven,” questioning their integrity for doing their job.
That move earned Cheney the stunned outrage of both parties in Washington, to include a stout conservative backlash, followed by official derision and professional castigation from what one reporter described as a “‘Who’s Who’ of officials who worked on counterterrorism policies under President Bush. Their letter of protest also included the signatures of former solicitor general Kenneth Starr, as well as two key proponents of George W. Bush’s terror policies, David Rivkin and Lee Casey.
Followed, of course, by a stint at Fox News . . .
So what exactly are Liz Cheney’s qualifications to serve as a US Senator? what is the “substance” she promises to bring to high office? a “damn the torpedoes” tendency to go off half-cocked with precious little information? a street brawler’s sense of fair play? a grandiose sense of entitlement? a proclivity for arguments so weak, breathless and bitter that they are laughably absurd? a melodramatic disrespect for her ideological opponents? a lengthy record of bad judgments, political mis-steps and over-reach that call her intelligence, character and values into question?
It doesn’t matter. I’m all for any delusion that leads La Liz to believe that this career-killing move is a great one thus rendering the Cheney political dynasty defunct.
As Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) said:
She will outraise him by factors of 10 or more, and he will still win because Wyoming is grassroots, retail campaigning.
Here’s hoping that Rep. Lummis, who knows a whale of a lot more than La Liz about Wyoming, is right, because the absolute last thing that our ailing Congress needs right now is a wingnutty battleax to add to the collection. We, and Wyoming, deserve better.