Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Move over Sarah Palin

Liz Cheney, former Vice President Dick Cheney's eldest daughter, recently announced the creation of a new conservative group: Keep America Safe. Cheney's group asserts that President Obama should 'stop raising the white flag of surrender to terrorists'. The mission of this group is :

...to provide information for concerned Americans about critical national security issues. Keep America Safe seeks to influence public policy by encouraging dialogue between American citizens and their elected representatives in order to produce legislation and executive action that enhances the national security of the United States.

Cheney is a former State Department official who has been making the rounds on cable television defending her father's post-VP statements and the Bush administration's policies, while attacking the Obama administration. Some postulate that the organization's conservative platform on national security is a springboard for Cheney's own political aspirations which may come to fruition with a Senate bid in Virginia. Kathleen Parker of the Washington Post has dubbed Cheney a "red state rock star."

Michelle Cottle of The New Republic says, "Liz Cheney is a particularly dangerous combination of sweet-as-sugar looks and savage instincts."

Geez. And we thought Sarah Palin was bad.

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