Rachel Maddow pulled no punches in her reporting on the Cheney family. She reaffirmed what a Dick... Cheney is, and for that, we are very grateful. And she enumerated Liz Cheney's failures, one by embarrassing one.
She skewered the Cheney obsession with war, and she ticked their war efforts off the way June Cleaver would tick off ingredients on a recipe for sugar cookies. Specifically, Rachel delved into their new little web page (on which they spelled their own last name wrong) and the wars for which the Dick and Dickette deeply yearn, including: war with Iran, war with Syria, war with North Korea, more war with Iraq, more war with Afghanistan, "even at one point a faint gesture toward potentially a war with China (!!!)."
And best of all, she herself appeared pretty ticked off as she ticked off the lies Daddy Dick told to America.
Take it away, Rachel:
"Oh, you're still here.
"A significant portion of the country is convulsing at the sight of these people.
"For Dick Cheney and his daughter, it's almost at a different level. It's almost at a level that approaches parody. The Cheney's op-ed in the Wall St. Journal today is about war in Iraq, and it accuses the Obama administration of 'misleading rhetoric' about Iraq! Really!?
"Dick Cheney and Liz Cheney... are telling the Republican party to not be embarrassed about what happened under George W. Bush, embrace it, run with it, demand that everyone listen to you again on this subject.
"Is this part of a larger project to vindicate the Cheney legacy, especially on war, to try to put a shine on Dick Cheney's very unpopular tenure as vice president? Most importantly though, who listens to this stuff?
"From the outside, it's ridiculous, right? Seeing Dick Cheney in a cowboy hat and Liz at their misspelled website telling us that they know what to do in Iraq. It's like watching a particularly humorless, ham-handed lefty satire in a student theater production at Hemp State in 2004.
"Nobody would accuse the Cheney family of something this on the nose, this brazenly obnoxious, unless they did it themselves, but they did it themselves! There they are, and from outside it's crazy! It's laugh out loud territory. ... But does it work inside the conservative movement? Do they have an audience?"