The Cheney Family Business

Maureen Dowd gets only one detail wrong in her lacerating take-down of the newest Cheney Family venture — the probable name:

It’s hard to believe that the Bush dynasty, which limped away in disgrace after smashing our economy and the globe, has spawned another political dynasty.

But Jason Horowitz reported in The Washington Post that Mary Cheney, the younger daughter of the former vice president, is starting a consulting firm modeled on Kissinger Associates.

Since it involves the Cheneys, it’s shrouded in unnecessary secrecy. But Mary’s friends say her plan is to make it Cheney cubed, bringing in her dad and big sister, Liz, when those two finish cleaning out the Augean stables of Dick Cheney’s legacy for his memoir.

Horowitz wrote that Mary, who is expecting her second child with her partner, Heather Poe, next month, may be hanging the shingle for the “gruff clan who speak in dour unison when bashing the current president, second-guessing the previous commander in chief and chiding wayward G.O.P. leaders.”

The influence-peddling firm will be wildly successful, no doubt, because if anyone has shown a golden touch, it’s Dick Cheney. And there are bound to be oodles of clients who want coaching on how to make things look totally the opposite of what they are.

Saudis, right-wing dictators and Bernie Madoff calling for image makeovers? Scooter Libby calling to see how to get his career back after taking the fall for his scheming boss? Rush Limbaugh calling to strategize about how to buy an N.F.L. team with black players as he says offensive things about blacks? Rupert Murdoch seeking tips on how to merge Fox and NBC into Brian O’Hannity?

You can hear a receptionist chirping: “Cheney, Cheney & Cheney. Who would you like to target today?”

Never. Never, never, never. No Cheney worthy of the name would ever leave their fingerprints all over their handiwork that way.  No, Liz and Mary are much likelier to pick a name like “Solutions for a Safe America” or something like that.

3 Responses to “The Cheney Family Business”

  1. Jack Jodell says:

    …but America is not safe as long as there is even one Cheney running around free in it!

  2. opit says:

    Too funny. Do you know who relays Pentagon ‘marching orders’ these days to the MSM attack puppets ? They’re still using John Bolton to call for a nuke strike on Iran !

  3. My opinion says:

    Maureen is another Maddow/Oberman type. Long on personal attacks, but short on presenting fact. I know she is an opinion writer, but should not her opinio be based on some foundation of fact. I would love to know how she got to her opinion. There is common use of “comments” made by comics and others as a basis for News. Speculation and rumors are the underpinings of their articals. “America is not safe as long as a Cheney is around free”, “Pentagon marching orders being relayed to MSM by Bolton” . come on folks try a little harder to use your head rather than your other end. What threat do the Cheney girls pose? How do you know that Bolton is relaying messages. Do you not think messages could go a little more direct route? This is the kind of silly stuff that drives this country today on both sides. Stop it.


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