Rubin Endorsement Dooms Cheney Senate Bid
It took a little over 24 hours for Jennifer Rubin to catch her breath, after the conservo-gastic news broke that the Cheney Dynasty lives and plans to run for public office. It was then, that a reborn Rubin tapped out her homage: Liz Cheney How Do I Love Thee, Let Me Count the Ways to grace the pages of The Washington Post.
And what a load of fluffy crap it is. Rubin settled on the lazy journalist’s friend, the listicle-format, to sketch in her Top Ten Reasons that Liz Cheney is a great Senate candidate—and it’s pretty obvious that she ran out of steam (and nice things to say about Cheney) somewhere around Item #4. If these are her top ten, we really don’t want to see the rest of the list.
Also, I should note that Rubin knows she’s somewhat out on a limb with this particular viewpoint, here’s how she opens her
The clubby Senate and many in the press already are snickering at Liz Cheney’s run for the Senate.
But, of course, Rubin sometimes likes to be all maverick-y, despite her past slavish devotion to Willard Romney, the Wonder Bread of the GOP.
The interesting thing about Rubin’s list is that if one happens to think that Liz Cheney is an awful, terrible, horrible candidate for Senate, like I do, one can easily make that point with exactly the same list. Weird, huh?
A few examples:
Rubin: We need foreign policy experts in the Senate.
Me: That is exactly my top-o’-the-list, #1 reason why Cheney should never get within spitting distance of a Senate seat. She is the worst kind of poseur, marking time between Daddy’s campaigns and writing up his memoirs, etc, serving as a gadfly in a State Department that presided over America’s darkest hours of foreign policy.
Rubin: She likely would be another GOP voice for gay marriage . . .
Me: Add hers to the other two who are forced to be pro-gay by the family skeletons who refuse to stay in the closet. We don’t need her, thanks.
Rubin: The GOP desperately needs officials who are media-friendly and effective in engaging the opposition.
Me: The last thing the GOP needs are embarrassing hair-on-fire extremists, schooled in FoxNews Boot Camp shrieking across the aisle.
Rubin: Even if she doesn’t win, she’ll force Enzi to perk up.
Me: You’d perk up, too, Jen, if someone accused you of being senile and “confused” after turning in twenty years of dedicated service. By the time this pit bull gets done with Enzi, we’ll all be glad that she lost.
Rubin: . . . it would be nice to see a grounded mother of five run for office.
Me: There’s a reason why not many “grounded mothers of five” run for office . . . THE CHILDREN!! The Cheney-Perry kids have already lost their Dad to this campaign. I’m sure he’ll be staying with his big DC job and not getting cow-poo on his Gucci loafers while the rest of the clan, dragged away from schools and friends, hunkers down to establish squatter’s rights, while Mom is making public appearances at Frontier Days and rodeos.
Okay, but I’ve saved the very best for last and invited a guest columnist to weigh in on this one because, well, nobody has said it better. Ready?
Rubin: We’ll get to see the former vice president on the campaign trail once again. He’s always a treat to hear . . .
Charles P. Pierce: Dick Cheney. Electoral giant. Feel the magic.
Nobody can pick a loser like Jennifer Rubin, time for Mike Enzi to count his blessings (the “old” dear).
First poll among primary voters in Wyoming shows Enzi up 55 - 21 on La Liz. Good work, Jen!