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Liz Cheney Defends Her Dad
Meghan McCain is not the only loyal Republican daughter
What is it with the daughters of Republicans?
First, there is Meghan McCain, who stepped into it, defending her dad, while having a catfight with conservative radio host Laura Ingraham. Now she is telling former presidential adviser Karl Rove and former Vice President Dick Cheney to just “go away.” Meghan co-hosted The View on Thursday and declared the Republican party was looking for “fresh energy and new blood.” Remember that in her first appearance on The View Meghan had said that Laura, who had joked about Meghan’s ample figure, could “kiss my fat ass.”
But another Republican daughter was not listening to any criticism of the recent Republican past without coming to her Dad’s defense. Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, appeared on MSNBC–which some Republicans might consider just like landing in enemy territory–to defend her father’s actions and shout out a few of her opinions.
Liz, who is the mother of five, was a State Department official during the Bush Administration. She defended the recently released memos about interrogation techniques that many consider torture. “The tactics are not torture, we did not torture,” she said. “It’s really does a fundamental disservice to those professionals who are conducting this very effective program and to those people who approved the program in order to keep this nation safe and prevent an attack through the program, to call it torture,” she told MSNBC’s Norah O’Donnell.
And, though given the chance, she didn’t snarl back at Meghan, who had been so dismissive of her father. All Liz said was: “Look, I disagree with her. But I think it’s great to have young people actively engaged in politics. And I think that one of the things that we’re seeing that, I think, is fascinating, in the early months of this administration, is something that I thought would take longer, frankly. And I think you’re seeing people around the country, young people in particular, looking at those tea parties we had a couple of weeks ago, people coming out just saying, wait a second here. There are a lot of things that we love about this nation and we don’t want to see those things taken away.”
She also said she thought Sarah Palin was “terrific,” but she was also careful to say she thought there were lots of “young leaders” out there.
What is most fascinating to us at BettyConfidential is how it is the oh-so-loyal Republican daughters who are getting into the act–and into the fray, defending dad and challenging each other.
Jenna? Barbara? Don’t hang back.