Skip to comments.Liz Cheney eyes the political stage
Posted on 05/04/2012 4:30:55 PM PDT by rawhide
Liz Cheney has been making the rounds at Wyoming political events this spring and her desire to move back to the state has Republicans from Cheyenne to Washington buzzing about a potential future campaign.
With little fanfare, Cheney, a former State Department official and the eldest daughter of the former vice president, has spoken at six events in different corners of the sprawling state this year. She has been especially busy on the GOP dinner circuit. Cheney has already hit four county Lincoln Day Dinners and keynoted the dinner following the Wyoming GOP convention last month. She also accompanied and appeared on stage with her father when he made his first public appearance following his heart transplant at the state convention.
But Wyoming politicos say local friends of Cheney are encouraging her to look at a run and helping her garner local press coverage by notifying Wyoming media outlets about her attendance at events. Few think she would be making stops in every corner of the state if she werent at least mulling a future run.
Shes running up a lot of asphalt, said Shawn Whitman, a Laramie native and former chief of staff for two Wyoming senators, of Cheneys schedule. This is planting seeds of thought in peoples minds. Theres nobody I know that goes to those events unless they have a position in the party or theyre trying to run for office.
The speculation in Wyoming is that she could launch a campaign as early as 2014, when Sen. Mike Enzis (R-Wyo.) term is up. Enzi, who will be 70 then, has not indicated whether hes running for re-election.
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Liz and her dad.
She sure is! Just like her mother, Lynn, and her father. I’ve been hoping she’d run for office.
Future media public enemy number one
I wish Liz was running this year.
She would make an excellent senator.
I heard she was actually aboard one of the Halliburton submarines that took out one of the New Orleans levee’s during Katrina.
Yes. Just what this country needs more representing by:
Ivy-League/University of Chicago husband/wife teams of lawyer/career politicians who expect to start out as U.S. Senator because they are the kids of husband-wife career politicians.
Yes, I heard that last night on the "CBS Evening News with Dan Rather".
That most certainly is great news...
Yes.. the report is “fake but accurate.”
She would make an excellent VP
Did you hear—I’m not making this up—the caller to Rev Al who had heard that Dick Cheney got his new heart from Trayvon Martin !
I like Liz. She would be great in congress.
I suspect that does not matter to the zealots here. Now that Romney is the MAN, the social issues are all off the table.
No, they're not. They are just being honest -- he isn't.
Yup...in favour of homosexuals “marrying”. The one reason Dick Cheney went down a bit in my opinion (although I understand he pretty much has to because of his other daughter).
Yep, and she knows Rush Limbaugh well enough that he lets her operate the National Gasoline Price Control lever when she drops by his secret control room.
You are a silly little Troll. Go back to your master and report that you have failed in your mission.
I dislike nepotism and have seen it fail often.
However, Liz worked in the state department and has shown herself to be informed and articulate on government matters. Her mother, Lynne Cheney is also quite impressive and would certainly put the likes of Murkowski, Lincoln, McCaskill, Stabenow, Cantwell, Murray, Boxer, Snowe, & Collins to shame.
Something wished for many times in the past.
Nice photo raw...I love ‘em both.
lol, I bet she was at the helm ;)
Liz is awesome. Would it not be GREAT to see her in the U.S. Senate????
“Yes.. the report is fake but accurate.”
It’s as if she were on the submarine. And as if a submarine had taken out the levee. And as if . . .
Who are you to argue with artistic license?
isnt she the one who turns on the weather machine too?
As you have no answers for the truth I stated, as all liberals do, you immediately resort to the ad hominem fallacy.
It is you who failed in your mission because freepers see through non-arguments such as yours.
Nepotism is not exactly what we are talking about here.
Our country has moved from a republic of the people, by the people, and for the people staight back into being governed by a priveledged aristocracy that passes its positions of power down to its children by birthright like the very royalists we rebelled against 200 years ago.
Liz Cheney is the very archetype of what the American revolution opposed and what we have devolved into as a constitutional republic.
The tea party is opposed to this model of governance, yet it seems that you support it.
It's not nepotism if you're qualified. And Liz Cheney is qualified -- in spades.
Nepotism: Favoritism by those in high office to relatives or friends.
Liz Cheney is disqualified for office — in spades -— in these days and times.
What evidence do you have that Dick Cheney ever practiced nepotism?
Dick Cheney was meticulous in his public behavior --- never employing his position to the benefit of any family member. All of whom were expected to make their own way.
Recall that we're talking Cheneys here. Not Kennedys. Or Clintons.
It would be short-sighted to embrace a candidate simply because she was a former Veep's daughter.
At the same time, it would be pig-headed to reject a candidate who is eminently qualified for office simply because she is a former Veep's daughter.
“Recall that we’re talking Cheneys here. Not Kennedys. Or Clintons.
Birds of a feather flock together.
Yes, I am. I don't agree with the Cheney's, but at least I know where they really stand. Call me old-fashioned, but I prefer the truth to lies.
You are an idiot. Go bother someone else.
Sorry you are unable to address the truth.
Just because one member of a family has served admirably in government service is no reason to exclude another very qualified member of the same family from service.
We should support the best qualified, period.
Also the fact that she has an experienced patriot as a mentor would be a plus IMHO.
What are your credentials to speak for the tea party?
What you said could have been said by any member of the House of Lords.
Which is exactly the Chamber (American equivalent) wherein you propose ANOTHER high-born priviledged Lawyer START her elective political career!
Surely the State of Wyoming has someone other than this rookie kid whose daddy is part of the problem that got America into trillions of dollars in debt. Perhaps someone from the private sector could better represent Wyoming’s interests than a Washington D.C. born and bred, llinois- educated scion of an unpopular ex-VP.
The Cheney’s have done very, very well through multiple generations of Federal Government employment - so quit with the garbage of calling it “service”.
Wow!!!. He wasn't unpopular with me or most conservatives. It is easy to see which way you lean politically.
That would be funny!
Just because I recognize that he played the bad-cop role for the Bushes, while in actuality being a very moderate establishment republican, and you fell for it - you jump to that conclusion?
No wonder the GOP-e has such an easy time conning people such as you.
Why don’t you go join Dick in working for the Romney campaign?
You are the first person I have ever seen on FreeRepublic say something bad about Dick Cheney. You are not fooling anyone/.
What’s so bad about being a moderate establishment republican who endorsed Romney?
Just wait until Cheney endorses Romney...all that will change.
I’m feeling a little electricity in the air. Could it be...
What a resemblance! I hope that she does run for office. Who knows? Perhaps eventually, for the presidency.
Yes it would be funny if it weren’t true but I heard the audio.