Maureen Dowd...

Leave it to Liz Cheney, in her continuing bid to out-Cheney her scary dad, to suggest that Obama is a crass publicity-seeker.

“I think that what President Bush used to do is do it without the cameras,” she told a Fox News radio host.

She’s right: There were no press cameras at Dover in the previous administration. There was also no W.

While Bush occasionally visited the wounded and the families of those killed, he never went to Dover to salute the fallen. And he barred any media coverage of it, trying to airbrush the evidence that the wars he started were not the cakewalks he had promised. He did not attend a single funeral. It reflected an emotional and spiritual smallness typical of his administration, like Donald Rumsfeld signing letters to families of dead troops with an autopen and Paul Wolfowitz understating the number of war dead.

Kudos to 'Mario Piperni'


Holte Ender said...

Daddy must be so proud that he raised a daughter to be just like him.

Karen said...

Holte~ She takes *bitch* to a whole new level.

Jack K. said...

The Presidents visit to Dover was right on target. He also knows how to render the hand salute. It takes attention to detail.

I'm sure the families appreciated his visit.

As for the Cheneys, I try to ignore them. They don't deserve a whole lot of attention.

Karen said...

Jack~ Thanks for the heads up on the hand salute.