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Liz Cheney Suggests Obama Honored Fallen Soldiers For The Publicity


What's this...a Cheney caught stretching the truth...GASP! SHOCK! NOT!

By: Evan McMorris-Santoro | October 30, 2009, 10:30AM

Liz Cheney called out President Obama for his early-morning trip to honor fallen soldiers arriving at Dover Air Force Base yesterday, suggesting President Bush honored America's heroes with a bit more class than his successor.

Cheney, on Fox News Radio's John Gibson Show yesterday:

"I think that what President Bush used to do is do it without the cameras. And I don't understand sort of showing up with the White House Press Pool with photographers and asking family members if you can take pictures. That's really hard for me to get my head around...It was a surprising way for the president to choose to do this."

It's not clear exactly what Cheney is referring to when she says, "Bush used to do it without the cameras."

It's true that Bush's Pentagon continued a long-standing policy of banning cameras at Dover when the nation's fallen arrived in flag-draped caskets from foreign battlefields. (Upon taking office, Obama lifted the ban.)

So that covers "without the cameras."

But as CBS's Mark Knoller reported yesterday, Obama was the first president to visit arriving dead at Dover during the wars in Afghanistan or Iraq -- meaning that when it came to taking trips to Dover like Obama did yesterday morning, Bush never used to "do it" at all.

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snarkypants snarkypants 4 years 45 weeks
hahahahahaha i'll chip in to buy her one!
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 4 years 45 weeks
Thank you Thank you I'm here every night ;)
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 4 years 45 weeks
Haha!! :rotfl:
kastarte2 kastarte2 4 years 45 weeks
Hypno! :rotfl:
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 4 years 45 weeks
Perhaps we should all chip in and send Liz one of those lovely (Head O State) products so she can go _ _ _ _ her self. :)
sexylibrarian sexylibrarian 4 years 46 weeks
I am in agreement this woman is vile! She just wants to get her name mentioned and try to stay relevant.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 4 years 46 weeks
Wow. What a ridiculously nasty woman she is. This has to hurt the families: the President comes to honor your loved one, and someone twists the gesture into a political insult. Exactly. Don't tarnish the devastation by suggesting your President is faking it.
snarkypants snarkypants 4 years 46 weeks
ugh. i despise her. obama pretty much gets followed with cameras everywhere. it's not his idea.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 4 years 46 weeks
Ha! His health allowed him to be President when Bush was in office.
stephley stephley 4 years 46 weeks
Mary or Dick? I don't think his health would allow it.
PinkNC PinkNC 4 years 46 weeks
I truly hope not.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 4 years 46 weeks
Does any one think Cheney is going to surprise every one and run in 2012?
PinkNC PinkNC 4 years 46 weeks
All the Cheney's need to sit down and shut up. They make themselves look so ridiculous. Barack is not trying to be George in any way shape or form. What don't they get by now. These people just love to talk, talk, talk, just like the McCain family.
tiabia tiabia 4 years 46 weeks
Not only is she insulting the gesture and the soldiers BUT she's LYING too...UGH!
stephley stephley 4 years 46 weeks
This has to hurt the families: the President comes to honor your loved one, and someone twists the gesture into a political insult.
kastarte2 kastarte2 4 years 46 weeks
This woman is a joke.
stephley stephley 4 years 46 weeks
Every time I see this, I want to punch her. She's a vicious piece of work.
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 4 years 46 weeks
She's trash. You don't accuse things like that. I freaked out last year when the same thing was accused of President Bush...for him crying, remember? You don't honor fallen soldiers for publicity. That's ridiculous. I think having the cameras there honors them more, because they aren't trying to hide it. It should be up to the families of course whether they want to be on camera or not.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 4 years 46 weeks
To suggest it was political publicity is political publicity in it self. There is no doubt that the President went with a genuine personal interest to pay his respects. If you want to extrapolate other reasons fare enough because the fact of the matter is the byproduct of him going is beneficial to his image but that doesn't make it his reason for going.