Steven Benen notes that Republican operatives are willing to say bad things about Dick Cheney, but only when they can hide behind the skirt of anonymity. I find this curious, since as best I can tell, Cheney doesn't have that much influence over the current Republican party. The major fundraisers probably have more attachment to Bush, Cantor, McConnell, McCain, etc., than they do to Dick. He's not going to run for office ever again. So why not throw him overboard?
(photo from phlezk of G.W.A.R. decapitating Dick Cheney)