Liz Cheney Critics 'Prissy,' Says Ex US Attorney

Attack ad critics need to grow pair: Andrew McCarthy
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 11, 2010 5:02 AM CST
Liz Cheney, board member, Keep America Safe, addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington last month.   (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

(Newser) – Critics from across the political spectrum denouncing Liz Cheney’s “al-Qaeda 7” ad attacking Justice Department lawyers defending Gitmo supects should just get over themselves, says Cheney ally Andrew McCarthy. "People are awfully prissy," the former US attorney tells Politico. I think that they are actually more upset that the language that was used in the ad was successful in attracting more attention than was there before."

A letter signed by 19 Republican lawyers, including Ken Starr, that condemned the ad and compared the "al-Qaeda 7's" defense of Guantanamo detainees to John Adams’s defense of British soldiers involved in the Boston Massacre is "embarrassing" and inaccurate, said McCarthy. See the ad and more about the response to it here.

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