Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Women to the rescue! Best 'men' to lead GOP comeback

Some pundit wrote that Maggie Thatcher was "the best man for the job" when she won her surprising election as British Prime Minister. She turned out to be the Reagan of Great Britain.

Now it's beginning to look like the "best men for the job" to lead a GOP comeback here might just be women, in particular Sarah Palin and Liz Cheney, former VP Dick Cheney's "other" daughter.

Sarah has an op-ed in today's Washington Post titled The Cap and Tax Dead End, blasting President Obama's disastrous cap-and-trade "solution" for the so-called global warming crisis.

I am deeply concerned about President Obama's cap-and-trade energy plan, and I believe it is an enormous threat to our economy. It would undermine our recovery over the short term and would inflict permanent damage.

American prosperity has always been driven by the steady supply of abundant, affordable energy. Particularly in Alaska, we understand the inherent link between energy and prosperity, energy and opportunity, and energy and security. Consequently, many of us in this huge, energy-rich state recognize that the president's cap-and-trade energy tax would adversely affect every aspect of the U.S. economy.

And Liz Cheney has let it be known she's willing to jump into the political arena as a candidate.

The daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney said Monday that running for political office is on her horizon.

"It's something I very well may do," said Elizabeth "Liz" Cheney, a lawyer and State Department appointee who has worked on two Republican presidential campaigns.

Ms. Cheney, 44, has emerged as one of the strongest defenders of the effectiveness and legality of Bush-Cheney policies on enhanced interrogation methods. More recently, she and her father have become two of the most outspoken critics of President Obama's position on terrorism and other national security issues, which has led Republicans to consider her a strong candidate for national political office.

Two mother's of five might turn out to be the unlikely heroes that upset Obama's Napoleanic empire plans.

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