Liz Cheney and the Fingers Malloy Factor

Liz Cheney was one of the featured speakers at the Smart Girl Summit in Nashville. She is currently being stalked by a New York TImes reporter who introduced himself to the RFC Radio crew as we were doing our live remote. While I can be quite engaging, he was more attracted to another member of our crew, one Fingers Malloy.

Fingers tends to stand out in a crowd. Standing at about 6 foot, 3 inches and sporting a mohawk, he doesn’t fit the stereotypical image of a conservative. So when this New York Times reporter saw him, he had to talk with him.cheney191-300x144.jpg

And Fingers talked:

“The future of the Cheney message,” added a conservative blogger who goes by the name of Fingers Malloy (a rare man in this crowd, and even rarer, one with a Mohawk). He also called her “one of the fresh faces of our movement.”

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I don’t know if Fingers noticed it, but a version of this story was on the front page of the print version. At least I assume it was. A1 sounds like the front page.

Overall, it was a fair article on Liz Cheney.

What is clear is that Ms. Cheney, at a minimum, has become a rallying point for conservative views on national security. In a broader sense, she is being promoted as a rising star of the Republican Party, one who is hardly shying from the Cheney brand. (She is married to the lawyer Phillip Perry, but uses her maiden name.)

Ms. Cheney’s resolute national security positions seem to differ not at all from those of her favorite vice president. “I think you’d be hard-pressed to find any daylight at all between Liz’s and my father’s views,” said her younger sister, Mary Cheney. “It’s not because she’s been indoctrinated. It’s because he’s right.”

I was there to hear Liz’s speech, and tweeted snippets from it while it was happening (which is why you should be following me.) She is a great speaker and owned the crowd. If she so chooses to run for any office, she has a future. And I might be mistaken, but I think she already has a grassroots movement hoping she runs.

It has yet to be determined how her extremely remote association with Fingers Malloy impacts her chances.

Cross posted at All American Blogger.

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