So, I guess it's kind of official now. The Tonight Show is Meet the Press for dumb people…
Here's the former Secretary of State responding to a question about Dick Cheney decision to be a total dick chain in the press lately…
"I know what it's like to have people chirping at you when they perhaps don’t know what’s going on inside. These are quality people. I know them. They love the country. And they won't make the same decisions, perhaps, that we did. But I believe they'll do what they think is best for the country and I'll give my advice privately and keep it to myself."
All this post-Bush-administration stuff is difficult for me to deal with. I kinda like the words coming out of her mouth now, but then I remember how easily she was led around by the nose for the past eight years, and I want kick a wall.
Here's a response from Ed Morrissey, a conservative who's prone to clearer thinking when it comes to her…
Rice gets it right on Cheney, but for the wrong reasons. “Chirping" at politicians come from disagreements on policy, and every American can speak to that. I think it’s bad politics (and another step away from a good tradition, of which Al Gore is more guilty) for Cheney to assume the lead in public Republican opposition to Obama’s policies, and that Republicans need the space to groom the next generation of leaders, and hopefully really soon.
To dismiss Cheney's criticisms as “chirping” and suggest that a man who had been at the forefront of national-security policy doesn’t understand the issues is flat-out wrong.
I agree. You can't really characterize anything Dick Cheney does as chirping.
"Growling," "puking" or "festering" are probably better words to use.
(via Matt Lewis)
Update: Best comment ever?
I thought Meet The Press was Meet The Press for dumb people? (Matt P)
I think you're thinking of Fox News Sunday.
Tags: Bush Administration, Condoleezza Rice, Dick Cheney, Jay Leno, Tonight Show