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Can America Have Too Much Cheney?

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 KeepAmericaSafe.com 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.”

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