2022 in Review: WC’s Person of the Year

Yes, great admiration for Liz Cheney.

Wickersham's Conscience

U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), primary night event on August 16, 2022 in Jackson, Wyoming. Photo credit: Alex Wong

As most readers know, WC has very, very low expectation of American politicians. Most of them, Republicans, Democrats and Independents, have as their first principle getting re-elected, seeing everything else as a means to that end. There’s a spectrum, of course. At one end you have the Lauren Broberts of the nation, whose only principle shameless pandering through offensive sound bites. At the other end you have the Lisa Murkowskis, who still sell their principles but at least get a pretty good price.

The ones who take their responsibility seriously, the ones who say what they stand for, hold themselves to that standard and let the voters decide whether or not to keep them, are pretty rare. And, seemingly, getting rarer.

Let’s be clear, WC disagrees with most of the political…

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