A new political dynasty appears to be rising from the ashes of the Bush administration and it's creeping out Maureen Dowd. The Cheney clan has been leading the way in attacking bipartisanship and painting Obama as soft on foreign policy, Dowd writes in the New York Times. And now they're hanging out their shingle, with Liz Cheney starting a family consulting firm to officially hector the president to man up and drop the multilateralism.
Dowd finds it ironic that Liz's new group is called Keep America Safe, given that her "dear old dad was the one who made America less safe by straining our military to the breaking point while carrying out his knuckleheaded theory of pre-emptive war." Her collaborator, Bill Kristol, says the group could launch Liz's career in politics, Dowd writes, raising the "terrifying specter" of a Palin-Cheney ticket in 2012. "Pretty soon," she envisions, "we’re pre-emptively invading Iran and the good times are rolling all over again.