Only someone with the last name of Cheney could stoop to the level of manufacturing straight-faced controversy out of Obama's trip to Dover AFB yesterday to greet and honor the returning caskets of the 18 U.S. military personnel killed in Afghanistan Monday.
Liz Cheney, on Fox News (where else - right?) 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 is interesting, although not the least bit surprising, that the apples don't fall far from the scumbag tree in Dick Cheney's orchard. Liz Cheney appears to have the same penchant for pathological lying as her unscrupulous father.
The reason I make that stark assessment is because there is no evidence whatsoever that Bush himself ever showed up to greet fallen soldiers on their final journeys home from the Bush/Cheney wars. In fact 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.
As I stated -- like father, like hellspawn.
If you can stomach it, here's Liz channeling her dad, the Dick: