Liz Cheney: Dad Is Not a Crazy Old Coot
Duty calls him to forgo retirement to bash Obama, daughter says
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 12, 2009 11:49 AM CDT

(Newser) – Liz Cheney went on MSNBC’s Morning Joe today, firing back at Washington Post scribe Eugene Robinson for calling her dad a “crazy old coot.” Robinson had said we ought to send Cheney “back to Wyoming” where he could rant in peace. “My dad would probably rather be fishing in Wyoming, given his druthers,” she said. But he feels strongly that he must attack Obama instead.

Liz said she agrees with dad that defending the legality and effectiveness of waterboarding is important. “You want him to shut up because you disagree with what he’s saying,” she told Robinson, who was also on the show. She noted that no one was telling Al Gore to go back to Tennessee.