United States Senate candidate Rand Paul at a ...
United States Senate candidate Rand Paul at a rally in Erlanger, Kentucky, along with Texas Congressman Ron Paul and his son, Will Paul. Please attribute to Gage Skidmore if used elsewhere. Unauthorized use by any candidate or candidate’s committee is strictly prohibited without approval. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A lot of people are up in arms over the announcement that Liz Cheney, daughter of war criminal Dick Cheney, will run against fellow Republican Mike Enzi for his Senate seat in Wyoming. Republicans are upset because it’s uncouth for a Republican to challenge an incumbent Republican in a primary. Democrats are revolted because, well, she’s a Cheney.

At Salon, Alex Pareene calls Liz Cheney an “aspiring warlord,” which is a wonderfully evocative description for a real neocon of neocons, and political celebrity because of her father who was the driving force behind the expanded executive powers and reckless foreign policy of the Bush years.

Conservatives are puzzled about Cheney’s decision to run because Enzi has reportedly been a reliable, toe-the-party line Republican. The decision to run is doubly strange because Cheney is a longtime resident of Virginia, and seems to have moved to Wyoming recently just for the sake of the impending campaign. Enzi said her decision was unexpected, adding, “I thought we were friends.”

Read the rest via Warlord’ Liz Cheney, Taking Back the GOP From Rand Paul? « Antiwar.com Blog.