Mark, I think the charitable view of that first Douthat column — “Cheney For President” — is that he’s still finding his feet.
However, if you want a genuine hot-for-Cheney column, these gay Hillary supporters are your go-to guys:
And Cheney never needed to be babysat. Whenever he said strange things on television, there was clearly an alternative motive at work. Most of his oddball appearances on the Sunday morning shows were so ballsy that even though they often made steam shoot out of our ears at the time, we laughed at how utterly brazen and in your face they were. Cheney was the master of the F-U, in a way we doubt we’ll ever see in politics again. When one reporter, in March of last year, told Cheney that 3/5 of Americans thought the Iraq War wasn’t worth it, Cheney said, “So?”.
Great Merciful Zeus, that’s ballsy. Refreshingly so.
Joe Biden would have said something memorably ridiculous in response to the same question, but more likely than not he would have made up crazy nonsensical things, and contradicted himself as he stumbled and rambled his way to commercial.
You go, girl!