Liz Cheney went on Face The Nation with Bob Schieffer and a few other Republican strategists to discuss Rick Perry and Herman Cain's recent troubles, but as usual, she played the part of Lady Vader, a role her mother is quite good at as Wolf Blitzer can attest to. I almost forgot his interview with Mommy Vadar on CNN back in 2006 which surprised him so much because they are such buds that it made him tape a separate segment so he could tell America that he too, is a patriot.
Sunday, Liz made her mom proud by playing the same conservative victim card and insinuated that the media is wasting our time showing us clips of Rick Perry giving a bizarre speech where some people have said he appeared drunk. And then she went there. What do I mean? She proudly stated that George Bush left this country in great financial shape after he left the White House:
BOB SCHIEFFER: What do you think, Liz?
LIZ CHENEY: You know, I think-- again, I find this all pretty frustrating. This country faces huge, huge challenges. And you know, frankly, watching a morning show like this one where first we're talking about Herman Cain allegations and then we're shown a YouTube mash-up of--
BOB SCHIEFFER: We were covering the campaign, Liz.
LIZ CHENEY (Overlapping): Well, but the issues are what matter, Bob. And with all due respect, you know, the American people are out there afraid. They're afraid that the economy is going off a cliff. They're afraid that this President wants higher taxes and more spending and bigger government. And in the midst of all of that, I think that-- that's what we ought to be talking about. You know, last night in Texas, you had Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich have a very substantive exchange about the issues and a very cordial exchange but one that focused on how important it is to deal with the entitlement crisis, how important it is to create an environment where the private sector's actually going to be willing to invest again. How important it is to look at what's happening in Iraq, you know. Barack Obama likes to talk about what he inherited. He inherited a victory in Iraq. He inherited a AAA bond rating. And right now, you've got a situation where, frankly, he is going down the wrong path on all of these issues. And I just got to imagine that people who are watching this morning and, you know, voters all across this country want to know who is going to help put this country back on the right track. Not, you know, who was able to put together a mash-up of, you know, clips out of a speech that Rick Perry gave on YouTube.
BOB SCHIEFFER: Well, I mean, I take your point. But I would also make the point that we in the media, it is not our job to make the campaign. That is up to the candidates. The candidates determine what the campaign is going to be out.
LIZ CHENEY: But you guys choose what you're going to cover, Bob.
BOB SCHIEFFER: And we show up and cover what's there
Did you see what she did there? She was asked specifically to come on to FTN to discuss the exact issues that she's trying to brush under the carpet and bash the media for doing their job on. See, if the media was running with an obviously horribly edited video that smears the candidate or a person and doesn't bother to verify it's validity then Lady Vadar would have a point, but that's not what happened in this examples. I mean they've done it before for sure. Not only that, but she tries to insinuate that Obama walked into a picnic in Iraq (she forgot to mention Afghanistan) while George Bush won the Iraq war as if it took a couple of weeks, no casualties and something we spent a buck three eighty on. The two wars the Bush administration bought us makes Newt's Tiffany's obsession all but a ripple in the pacific ocean.
Then to top it off, after her father's administration destroyed the world's financial markets which have caused this great recession, she says Bush left Obama with a AAA credit rating to boot! As if that wipes away his massive economic failures.
Now if President Obama gave a speech and it appeared that he was falling down drunk in it, Liz Cheney would be spending millions of dollars with her group Keep America Safe making ads replaying the tape in every state she found air time available. And do I really need to comment on the legitimacy of the Cain's sexual harassment stories?
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