Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Unsolicited Advice For Dick Cheney

Dick Cheney was on television this weekend harshly criticizing the Obama administration. I know it's difficult for Cheney to watch the Obama amateur hour, and I believe some of his criticisms are valid. But the best thing Cheney could do for the GOP is to shut his mouth and return to an undisclosed location for the foreseeable future.

Setting aside the fact that it has traditionally been considered classless for an outgoing administration to immediately start criticizing its replacement, Cheney is a terrible spokesman for the GOP. Every time he opens his mouth it reminds people of the unpopular Bush administration, and allows Obama to dismiss even valid criticism, because it's coming from Cheney. Dick Cheney needs to look in the mirror. When he does he'll see one of the main reasons the country is stuck with the Obama administration and Democratic control of Congress. Cheney had his chance at GOP leadership and fouled it up royally, helping dig Republicans a hole that they haven't yet begun to dig out of.

Mr. Former Vice President, If you want to help Republicans regain power, please do us all a favor and shut up, stay off the television, stop doing interviews, and return to private life. Go do some hunting or something (a bit more carefully of course). Keeping a low profile is the best thing you can do for the GOP.

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