Top Leaderboard, Site wide
Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines
June 22, 2017 Disclaimer: Please read.

Statements and opinions expressed in articles are those of the authors, not Truthdig. Truthdig takes no responsibility for such statements or opinions.

Senate GOP Releases Obamacare Overhaul to Immediate Criticism From Both Sides of the Aisle

What’s Next for the Bill Cosby Sex-Assault Case?

Truthdig Bazaar
Escape From Camp 14

Escape From Camp 14

By Blaine Harden

more items

Ear to the Ground
Email this item Print this item

Can America Have Too Much Cheney?

Posted on Sep 27, 2009

If you liked Dick Cheney, you’ll love Liz. The former vice president’s progeny is becoming a conservative star who regularly hits the airwaves to defend the worldview she shares with her father. She’s launching a Web site called and may even run for office one day. 

In case you were wondering, no, this isn’t the gay daughter. That’s Mary, who is totally on board except that conservatives don’t like the way God made her.  —PS

New York Times:

Clips of Ms. Cheney’s on-air smack-downs with liberal adversaries have become viral sensations among conservative bloggers — most recently, an interruption-fest with Sam Donaldson over the C.I.A.’s interrogation methods on ABC’s “This Week.”

When Mr. Donaldson said that everyone he knows thinks torture and waterboarding are wrong, Ms. Cheney shot back: “Waterboarding isn’t torture, and we can go down that path. The lack of seriousness here is important.”

Dan Senor, a Republican foreign policy adviser who was the Bush administrations’ chief spokesman for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq, said: “There are a lot of quote-unquote Republican strategists who think Dick Cheney should be lying low. The truth is, he has given voice to a hawkish critique of the current administration that is important. And I think Liz is ably representing the next wave of voices.”

Read more

Banner, End of Story, Desktop
Banner, End of Story, Mobile
Watch a selection of Wibbitz videos based on Truthdig stories:

Get a book from one of our contributors in the Truthdig Bazaar.

Related Entries

Get truth delivered to
your inbox every day.

New and Improved Comments

If you have trouble leaving a comment, review this help page. Still having problems? Let us know. If you find yourself moderated, take a moment to review our comment policy.

Join the conversation

Load Comments
ThomasG's avatar

By ThomasG, September 29, 2009 at 5:04 pm Link to this comment


You are wrong—— only the Right-Wing Conservative EXTREMISTS that used waterboarding to torture others and those who supported its use; those who used waterboarding and supported waterboarding for others need to have 1st hand experience of what they are inflicting on others.  If as they say waterboarding is not torture, it will just be one more pleasant experience that they should have the privilege of enjoying at least 60 - 70 times per person for a day or two and longer if they really like it.

Report this

By Robert, September 29, 2009 at 9:40 am Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

The most extreme lie she told, they old tortured three people, the sociopathic genes in the father obviously run true in the daughter. Her contempt of honesty and integrity is obvious, he refusal to accept the principles of the democratic rule of law, is apparent, she clearly sides with the precepts of imperial law, of the monarchy where complete power lies with the leader and it is hereditary.

Report this

By Larz, September 29, 2009 at 3:58 am Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

90% of the people here on TruthDig would water board a dozen conservative men or woman for the mere thrill of it. But the real reason you all would do it is simple. There are people out there in the world who don’t think like you do.

What hate mongers most of you are. Your Ex-Pres. Carter was right. Bigotry is alive and well in America.

Report this

By diamond, September 28, 2009 at 1:37 pm Link to this comment

Keep America the safe???? The irony. The only way to keep America safe is not to elect Republicans - to anything, at any time. Liz Cheney is a lobotomy on legs. If she was a product you’d take her back- the mouth works but the brain…

Report this
ThomasG's avatar

By ThomasG, September 28, 2009 at 12:58 pm Link to this comment

America had too much Cheney, that is why we have Obama.

Report this
Virginia777's avatar

By Virginia777, September 28, 2009 at 12:16 pm Link to this comment

you got that right Lousie!!

Report this

By Louise, September 28, 2009 at 10:38 am Link to this comment

In the world of really freaky fractured foolish, and most things republican right, seems to me a common thread runs through.

Who leads the party?

Karl Rove, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Dick Cheney, and now his little girl?

When was the last time any of these folks won an election? Well, the last time Dick won anything was in 1987 (I think) VP doesn’t count, that was a coat-tail thing.

And the others? Well far as I know none of them have ever been elected to do anything!

So how come the good and faithful nit-wits who hang on their every word, hang on their every word? Could it be they don’t know that? Naw, they’re not that stupid ... are they?

Oh I have it! Over the years they’ve all been sent here following experiments to replicate humans, by the little people in the sky. And every now and again the mother ship sends down her younglings to see if the experiment has succeeded in destroying the human race yet. And the younglings zoom back and report, nope not yet, but it shouldn’t be long now.

Report this
Fat Freddy's avatar

By Fat Freddy, September 28, 2009 at 8:28 am Link to this comment

I will withhold my comments regarding Ms. Cheyney for fear of sounding misogynistic.

Well, OK, maybe one.

I don’t know about her sister, Mary, but Liz is definitely Diesel.

Sorry, couldn’t resist.

Report this

By PatP, September 28, 2009 at 8:03 am Link to this comment

Those Cheney’s are not normal. There’s a paranoid streak running through the entire lot of them. I wish they’d go away. Besides they scare me and evoke “fear of the other”.

They just aren’t like you and I.

Will someone please remind me why we are taking them seriously? Who voted for them?

What? They’re just political catnip and give topic starved writers something to write about? I thought so.

Report this

By HF101, September 28, 2009 at 7:44 am Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

So cool, so collected..such fierce doctrine! man, she’s hot!

Report this

By Clonakilty32, September 28, 2009 at 7:36 am Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

Liz Cheney!  “You Lie!”

Report this

By tim, September 28, 2009 at 7:26 am Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

Why doesn’t anyone ask her or her daddy about WMD, connections to al-qaeda,
we will be welcomed as liberators, the whole thing could be over in weeks rather
than months?  Deficits don’t matter, no-bid contracts for Halliburton? 
Why would anybody listen to a guy (or anyone defending him) that has been
wrong about everything?  The terrorist we renditioned to Egypt (al-liby) was
tortured and then said high level Iraqis met with M. Atta in Prague!!!  Helped justify
invading Iraq and the disastrous occupation that has followed.
Haven’t the Cheneys done enough damage?

Report this

By Jim Yell, September 28, 2009 at 7:09 am Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

As it is clear that the Dick Cheney in his terms as Vice-President used his position to enrich himself by lying us into a war against the only moslem country that had nothing to do with 9/11 and was instrumental in the scam of no bid contracts, and that is just a few of his violations of law. Yes we need Protection for our country, we need protection from people like Cheney and his evil spawn.

Report this

By Clonakilty32, September 28, 2009 at 6:55 am Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

Another repugnant Cheney.  Be very careful of this one
she comes armed with a turkey baster.  This surely a
gift to liberals.  A Gay Conservative!

Report this
earthwirehead's avatar

By earthwirehead, September 28, 2009 at 5:50 am Link to this comment

Fine….“waterboarding isn’t torture, and we can go down that path…”

Here’s a suggestion, Liz—put your money AND your mouth where conservative shock-jock Eric “Mancow” Muller puts his—in the hands of a member of U.S. armed forces trained to administer the technique.

As I recall, he lasted about six seconds before deciding that being tied down and drowned was ‘torture’ after all.

Maybe Darth Cheney’s crazy daughter is made or sterner stuff, maybe not…but I would, in any event, dearly love to see *someone* named Cheney get a dose of the medicine they so lavishly prescribe for others.

Report this

By montanawildhack, September 28, 2009 at 4:54 am Link to this comment

I no like this woman!!!  She is bad medicine…. Maybe if we are lucky Big Eagle god will pick her up in his talons and drop her in live volcano…. Have a super day….

Report this

By t-bone, September 28, 2009 at 4:39 am Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

Waterboarding isn’t torture? Great! Then what are we waiting for? Lets waterboard Liz! Lets see how “fun” it really is.

Report this

By Greg Roberts, September 28, 2009 at 4:18 am Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

Cheney and Bush should be prosecuted for war crimes.

The Administration’s failure to do that only gives the next generation license to continue the lies and crimes of their parents.

Report this
Ouroborus's avatar

By Ouroborus, September 28, 2009 at 4:16 am Link to this comment

Hell, one Cheney was way too much; two is a fatal dose!

Report this

By P. T., September 28, 2009 at 12:52 am Link to this comment

When it comes to her personality, Liz Cheney did not fall far from the tree.  She is much like her parents.

Report this
Outraged's avatar

By Outraged, September 28, 2009 at 12:37 am Link to this comment

Certainly the “Cheney” strategy of “tell a lie long enough and people will believe you” is alive and well in Lynn Cheney.

Personally, I think her whole mantra is to qualify this idiocy so that “PaPa” doesn’t know the sting of the hotseat (electric chair).

I think it was Bob Dylan (yep, I’m sure of it) who sang…. “When you ain’t got nothing… you got nothing to lose.”

Gee Lynn, why would you go down that road…. Sadly, denial isn’t just a river in Egypt, is it…?

Report this
Right Top, Site wide - Care2
Right Skyscraper, Site Wide
Right Internal Skyscraper, Site wide

Like Truthdig on Facebook