I generally don’t like to stereotype people, but today I just can’t resist. Remember Dan Qualye? He who used to look adoringly at Bush I? He was a blonde back then. Then there was blonde bombshell pundit Ann Coulter. Now the Republicans have Liz Cheney and Elizabeth Hasselbeck.
Liz Cheney is on a crusade to save her father’s image. Maybe she is trying to save a Spanish court or a truth commission or U.S. attorney from prosecuting him, but I don’t think it helps much at she can’t get facts which are clearly on tape correct. Last night Rachel Maddow deconstructed Liz Cheney’s interview with Andrea Mitchell in which Cheney claimed that the linking of Saddam Hussein with 9-11 was an attempt to smear the Bush administration and that her father never said any such thing. And here I’ve been thinking for at least 7 years that this was the reason for the War in Iraq. Silly me. Oh, the link wasn’t really with 9-11 just with Al-Qaeda. Didn’t they take responsibility for the attack which would mean, if Saddam and Al-Qaeda were linked that Saddam would be linked to 9-11? But no one has ever found such a link including the Congressional 9-11 Commission. Liz is a blonde.
And then there is the other Republican blonde, Elizabeth Hasselbeck. She criticized President Obama’s Cairo speech by saying he never mentioned “democracy.” Elizabeth, he had a whole section which he called “Democracy.” Keith Olbermann deconstructed this one.
The Republicans may have a problem with blondes.