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Aug 03 2012

Wingnut on Wingnut Crime: Liz vs Dick Cheney

You may have heard that Dick Cheney recently came out and said that John McCain made a mistake by picking Sarah Palin to be his running mate because she wasn’t ready to step in to the job of president. His daughter Liz, who may be even more vile than he is, disagrees:

Imagine how deluded you’d have to be to actually believe that.

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  1. 1
    democommie

    I am so looking forward to the familial, “Fuck you!” moment, that will ensue when they pass one another in the hall.

  2. 2
    GenghisFaun

    Imagine how deluded you’d have to be to actually believe that.

    Imagining …

    … Brain ‘splodes.

  3. 3
    slc1

    What’s Liz’s position on her sister’s marriage to another woman? Her dad appeared, at least in public, to be quite thrilled about the affair.

  4. 4
    StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    His daughter Liz, who may be even more vile than he [Dick Cheney] is,

    Surely you can’t be serious there?

    Also think we gotta allow a little familial bias here.

  5. 5
    imrryr

    The nice (?) thing about twitter is how it forces the writer to compress so much stupidity into 140 characters or less, thus saving me valuable seconds of reading time.

  6. 6
    Zinc Avenger (Sarcasm Tags 3.0 Compliant)

    Well, duh.

    Only Republicans are qualified, because librulsoshalismcommies.

    So by that standard, Palin is more qualified than any Democrat.

  7. 7
    Reginald Selkirk

    Huge respect 4 all she’s done 4 GOP.

    And what exactly has she done for the GOP; driven the bus-load of clowns that much closer to the cliff-edge?

  8. 8
    VeritasKnight

    Not-quite 2 years as governor of a state is obviously greater than a combined 40 years of Senate experience. Especially when that state has about 1/4th the amount of people of the city of Chicago.

  9. 9
    laurentweppe

    I am so looking forward to the familial, “Fuck you!” moment, that will ensue when they pass one another in the hall.

    Don’t hope too much: at most, it will be a “Dad, even if you’re retired keep pretending that you respect the rubes who vote for us pretty please” moment.

  10. 10
    Raging Bee

    The only familial difference here, I suspect, is that Dick cares about getting Republicans elected so they can rule the world according to his (and, yes, Palin’s) grand vision, and Liz is a bit less farsighted in her eager parroting of her elders’ values. And no, there probably won’t be any “fuck you” moments, because Liz won’t directly sass daddy back, and daddy knows Liz and others like her are useful followers.

  11. 11
    RickR

    best VP ever

    Forget the rest of it, this is the bit that made my head assplode.

  12. 12
    TGAP Dad

    To me the more relevant content was “best VP ever”. To me, that says all you need to know. It informs the reader that what follows is the opposite of true and correct.

  13. 13
    greg1466

    I shouldn’t have read that while eating lunch. It took me a good 30 seconds to stop coughing after choking on my sandwich.

  14. 14
    Aliasalpha

    VP may not stand for vice president, could be Vehment Prick, Vapid Poser, Vile Pustule…

  15. 15
    'Tis Himself

    best VP ever

    What’s the function of the VP other than to ask each morning “Is the President still alive?”

    (A line stolen from somewhere that I’m too lazy to google.)

  16. 16
    thisisaturingtest

    I know Twitter is a limited medium, but still…couldn’t she have thought of a better reason to think Palin is qualified to be President than just respect for what she’s done for a party, as opposed to a country?

  17. 17
    RickR

    thisisaturingtest- To the Right, party and country are synonymous, since non-republicans aren’t “real Americans”.

  18. 18
    Doug Little

    You would have to be a fucking idiot to the power of Avogadro’s number to believe that.

    My god, she and Sarah Palin herself must be the only two people on the planet who believe that, and I’m not even sure Palin believes it.

  19. 19
    loren

    I think the “best VP ever” line is being taken WAY too seriously.

    He’s her dad. She’s throwing around compliments in a tweet about her dad. Are we also going to fault her if she gives him a “Best Granddad Ever” mug for his birthday, even though he’s not *really* the best granddad ever?

  20. 20
    kermit.

    thisisaturingtest says: I know Twitter is a limited medium, but still…couldn’t she have thought of a better reason to think Palin is qualified to be President than just respect for what she’s done for a party, as opposed to a country?</i?

    Still, this is an important point. If one judges politicians by how much they've done for the GOP, then Biden and Obama are pretty bad.

  21. 21
    jakc

    I guess I read it wrong. I assumed the “best VP” line to mean she was referring to someone other than her father.

  22. 22
    Moggie

    How many other VPs have shot an old man in the face and got away with it? That’s got to count for something in the “best VP” stakes.

  23. 23
    d cwilson

    How many other VPs have shot an old man in the face and got away with it?

    Aaron Burr.

    Though I’m not sure if he shot Hamilton in the face or the torso.

  24. 24
    Trebuchet

    @Tis:

    What’s the function of the VP other than to ask each morning “Is the President still alive?”

    In Cheney’s case, it was running the country for six years while Shrub bowed to his every command. Giving the devil his due, Bush did seem to realize in the last couple of years of his term that the Cheney/Rumsfeld axis had led him down the garden path over Iraq.

  25. 25
    Synfandel

    The nice (?) thing about twitter is how it forces the writer to compress so much stupidity into 140 characters or less, thus saving me valuable seconds of reading time.

    It takes me longer to read Twittertalk than to read normal English, because I have to spend so much time and effort decrypting the short forms and mentally correcting the choppy grammar into something with linguistic meaning.

    In a similar vein, I wish commenters at FTB would avoid all the IIRC, AAMOF, etc., in comments, because I keep having to Google these shorthands to find out what they stand for. It doesn’t take much effort on the writer’s part to use actual words, but it takes considerable effort for some of us readers to compensate for the writer’s laziness. It also weakens the commenter’s point by disrupting the flow of ideas and annoying the reader who bears the burden of making sense out of it.

    Uncool Old Guy

  26. 26
    teawithbertrand

    @25

    Seconded.

  27. 27
    Ing

    What’s the function of the VP other than to ask each morning “Is the President still alive?”c

    Cast tie breaking votes and protect the time space continuum. Read the damn constitution!

  28. 28
    Ing

    He’s her dad. She’s throwing around compliments in a tweet about her dad. Are we also going to fault her if she gives him a “Best Granddad Ever” mug for his birthday, even though he’s not *really* the best granddad ever?

    I guess this is why I don’t fit in with most people, having given my father a “Things to improve upon in your duties” mug every year for father’s day.

  29. 29
    Ichthyic

    Imagine how deluded you’d have to be to actually believe that.

    she’s part of the generation that grew up actually believing the lies their parents created.

    I recall George Bush (senior) warning the American people during an interview on 60 mins. that they would not like his son as president.

    It was pretty obvious during the discussion that he thought his son naive and gullible, though he used rather less colorful words to describe the situation.

    this is the problem America now faces: the people in many leadership positions are authoritarians who were raised with very specific lies, and, even though some may have been told those WERE lies, have chose to actually believe them instead.

    I can’t see a way to fix that, other than creating a whole NEW set of lies to counter the previous ones.

    bleh.

  30. 30
    dan4

    Here’s putting the “Palin was more qualified than Biden” portion of (Liz) Cheney’s comments into a little perspective: The former was friggin’ EIGHT when the latter was elected as a a U.S. Senator.

  31. 31
    drizzt

    @25 I used to think like you, but then I discovered what they meant and got on with it… I still don’t understand why people would use some of them, but the majority makes sense… the only 1 I think is confusing unless you read the posts and therefore the contexts is QFT… It can be translated as «Quoted For Truth» = I agree with what you just said ; or «Quit the Fuck Out», which needs no translation :)

    OT now… slc1 and I agree, what’s her view on her sister’s marriage… and the fact that her father agrees with same sex marriage… Dick Cheney might have many defects (too many to even put here) but I’m sure he loves his daughters, and seeing 1 marrying another woman made his heart change. He might be more human that many nutcases on the fringe.

    Some people might even say that the fringe has become mainstream… and the new fringe is «obamamunism» or «the new brown shirts» or whatever they’re dreaming at night in their nightmares, just because they have a black guy ruling over them.

  32. 32
    democommie

    Modusoperandi seems to have taken the morning off. Let me take a whack at this:

    “In a similar vein, I wish commenters at FTB would avoid all the IIRC, AAMOF, etc., in comments, because I keep having to Google these shorthands to find out what they stand for.”.

    LOL, no, really, ROFLMAO!

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