A Liz Cheney Update: The Win-Win Scenario

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The most famous sibling rivalry of our times between the most important Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs in our nation’s history, maybe ever Liz Cheney and her sister Mary continues!

When last we left Liz, she was running for a U.S. Senate seat in her home state, Virginia carpet bagging for the U.S. Senate in Wyoming, and was dismissing her gay sister Mary’s marriage to Heather Poe. Heather took to the pages of Facebook to maker her case, and now it is Mary’s turn to attack, and she does it in a clever way: by helping to fundraise for the fight against anti-gay marriage initiatives elsewhere. Look for the words family and home state:

“Freedom means freedom for everyone,” said Mary Cheney in the email, part of an effort aimed at stopping a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in Indiana. “For me, that’s not just another saying. It’s who I am — the core of what I believe. No one should be denied the fundamental liberties we all deserve.”

[snip]

“Speaking out against HJR-6 isn’t a matter of politics. It’s about family,” she added. “It’s about everyone feeling welcome in the state they call home. There’s nothing I wouldn’t do to protect my wife, Heather, and our two children. And then I think about the thousands of same-sex couples and their families in Indiana who would be directly impacted by HJR-6, I’m committed to standing together and working across party lines to keep this amendment out of Indiana’s constitution.”

I wonder whom she was thinking of as she wrote that? Anyway, keep fighting kids. This is great fun to watch, and I can only imagine the fun as the entire Cheney Clan sits down on Thanksgiving to feast on Kitten-Ka-Bobs…

(Tiger Beat On the Potomac — thanks Charlie!)

Teh Stuuuupid, it buuuuuuuuurns

The Death of the Media

Luke Russert is exhibit A for the reason nepotism needs to be routed out in all of its forms; some J-school graduate was deprived of his rightful career for Timmeh’s foof son to opine on the networks. L’il Luke might also be the best proof yet that there is no guarantee that Evolution progresses.

Today in Nepotism

Hey guys, remember that time during the The 2012 Goat Rodeo when The Stench told a group of people that he was unemployed, too? He thought it was a winning gambit to show the poors that he was on their side?

Yeah. Me Neither.

Anyway, I’m pleased to report that Willard has gotten off his fat, lazy ass and out of Queen Ann’s hair and is now gainfully employed:

“Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney will be returning to work, joining his son Tagg’s investment firm.”

So why don’t all the unemployed poors just join their sons’ multi-billion dollar hedge funds? Sheesh, it’s so simple.

(The Hill)

And here it comes: Another Bush

“George P. Bush, a nephew of former President George W. Bush and a son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, has filed paperwork with the Texas Ethics Commission, seemingly in preparation for a run for local or statewide office.”

This is Jeb’s boy (one of GHWB’s “little brown ones”), the one with anger-management problems. Not the one with the drug issues, or the one who liked to have underaged sex in public.

(The Texas Tribune)

Oh, noes! Liz Cheney says…

…The Kenyan Usurper Hawaiian Devil Baby has abandoned our imaginary allies in Czechoslovakia (which has not existed since 1992. See Walesa, Lech):

Because there is no lie too small nor apparently too big for Liz Cheney (THE MOST IMPORTANT DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR NEAR EASTERN AFFAIRS In Our Nation’s History, Maybe Ever) to tell.

Nepotism Exhibit A Liz Cheney is being treated as an expert and doesn’t know that there is no Czechoslovakia, so she goes on at great length about the Obama Apology Tour (which every single fact checker has given pants on fire ratings to), and appeasing our enemies like Iran (really, she said that), and of course the cold warrior boogeyman Russia.

Why is she being given a public soapbox which she so clearly does not deserve and is absolutely unprepared for?

Goodbye Ben, we hardly knew ye

Former pornographer–who got his mother’s looks and his father’s brains–Ben Quayle lost his re-election primary last night following his now-infamous late-night swim in the Sea of Galilee, of which he alleges to have done only to scoop up some water for his daughter’s baptism.

Ben never reached his comic potential. We’re sorry to see him leave, but we suspect that we have not laughed the last laugh yet.

(Politico)

Mooselini: Winning Hearts and Minds

I don’t watch the teevee machine, and so I have missed out on the bump and grind that America’s Favorite Abstinence Educator and Unwed Teenage Mother, Bristol Palin does every week to sell cornflakes and whatnot for her corporate sponsor. That said, we have important news from the ever vigilant Patriots who do watch Dancing with the Stars:

It seems that when Mooselini made her appearance on Jitterbugger Today, she was pretty solidly boo’ed by the crowd. Later, her flacks and spinners said that the booing was for Jennifer Grey’s score (which seems odd, because I’m told she won the Lambada-for-God Dance-A-Thong, so why were they booing). Anyway, Mooselini does her usual word salad thing and cannot say that she’s rooting for her own spawn. And as always, she brought along her own Liz Cheney in training, Pipette, to be her human shield.

As we always note here at MPS, Pipette is the one to watch out for – she’s going to be the one to follow in her mother’s Naughty Monkeys, or to snap and wipe out a row of onlookers, Todd-like.

First review of Soylent Blonde’s book is in: meh

Ultimately, if you were a HUGE fan of the 2008 campaign, the book is worth a skim. It’s not a crime that she wrote it, though it often feels like a misdemeanor reading it.

Who woulda thunk that Little Miss Entitlement’s book would feature yard sign theft (oh, the madcap hijinx of an heiress!) and hair styling bitch sessions? Yeah, me too.

(Time)

How to get a job, the Luke Russert Way

Boston.com

From the NYTimes:

Luke Russert, son of Tim Russert, the “Meet the Press” host who died in 2008, was an intern at City Hall during summer 2007. In an interview, Mr. Russert said that he juggled two internships that summer — one at the mayor’s office, the other at NBC, working for Conan O’Brien.

Mr. Russert, then a senior at Boston College, worked for Deputy Mayor Kevin Sheekey, who befriended his father after both worked for Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Mr. Russert researched gun-control positions of Republican lawmakers who wanted to meet with Mr. Bloomberg. “It was really worthwhile,” he said. “It was not just opening letters and getting coffee.”

Asked what role his connections played in landing the job, he said: “I don’t really know about that. I went through the application process like anyone else.”

And thus Luke Russert displays his awesome skillz of journalism that landed him where he is today.

As Driftglass sometimes says, “There is a club. You are not in it.”