Dick and Liz Cheney's repeated appearances on many TV shows started me wondering how people like that form their opinions and how they reason. In truth, I don't think there is much ability to reason by either of them. Is it a 'right brain - left brain' thing?
In Dick's case I believe 'the woman behind the man' has something to do with his ideology. Years ago I watched Lynne Cheney on the CNN show, Crosssfire. I liked Bill Press who argued the liberal side, but I cannot say the same for Lynne who took the conservative position. To say that she was abrasive was an understatement. She was so shrill, so damnably sure that her position was the correct one that you just knew she truly believed it. She had the sneer mastered to a fine point and the scorn she heaped on Bill Press was palpable. Bill, like our president, was calm and smiling and completely unflappable. However, she made my adrenalin reach the boiling point. I was never able to agree with a single thing she said. Are you surprised?
In Liz's case it is both the woman and the man who have
Many years later I laughed when I read a quote by Dick Cheney. Someone had asked him what would have happened if Lynne had married someone else. He replied that he didn't know, but whoever he was would be Vice President now.
I still don't know how the Cheney's form their opinions. I am afraid it's beyond my ability to understand. To justify torture is something I can never fathom. Is it right brain, left brain or no brain? I will have to leave that judgment up to others.