GOP to Cheney: Stuff it
Some Republicans are not keeping quiet about Dick Cheney's apparent inability to keep quiet.
In response to Cheney's recent fear-mongering and Obama-bashing on TV and radio talk shows, Illinois Rep. Mark Kirk (R) said, “I would just encourage everybody who has left office to follow the tradition of the Founding Fathers — to write your memoirs, but to refrain from [criticizing].”
And Rep. Zach Wamp (R-Tenn.) had this to say: “We should focus on the people that will lead us tomorrow, not the people who led us yesterday. With all due respect to former Vice President Cheney, he represents what’s behind us, not what’s ahead of us.”
Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich.) opted for subtlety in his admonishment: "What gets a majority back is deeds, not words.”
President Obama also had a few choice words for Cheney during his interview Sunday night on 60 Minutes: “I fundamentally disagree with Dick Cheney...I think that Vice President Cheney has been at the head of a movement whose notion is somehow that we can’t reconcile our core values, our Constitution, our belief that we don’t torture, with our national-security interests. I think he’s drawing the wrong lesson from history. The facts don’t bear him out.”
Well, Dick Cheney never did let facts get in his way, and I'm betting he won't let a few whacks on his head get in his way, either. We'll be hearing more from this mole.