The New GOP American Idol
According to Paul Bedard at U.S. News & World Report, the “hottest Republican property” right now is Liz Cheney:
Liz Cheney, who followed the former veep’s hard-hitting speech criticizing President Obama’s policies with a CNN appearance, is becoming so popular in conservative circles that some want her to run for office. “She’s awesome. Everyone wants her to run,” said a close friend.
She certainly has all of the contemporary Republican Party credentials, notes Steve Benen: She “practically lives on cable news. She also lies routinely, accuses the president of helping terrorists, and is so mindless in her attacks on the nation’s elected leadership, she’s something of a national embarrassment.”
In other words, “she’s perfect.”