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Liz Cheney eyes the political stage
politico ^ | 5-4-12 | Jonathan Martin

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 weren’t at least mulling a future run.

“She’s running up a lot of asphalt,” said Shawn Whitman, a Laramie native and former chief of staff for two Wyoming senators, of Cheney’s schedule. “This is planting seeds of thought in people’s minds. There’s nobody I know that goes to those events unless they have a position in the party or they’re trying to run for office.”

The speculation in Wyoming is that she could launch a campaign as early as 2014, when Sen. Mike Enzi’s (R-Wyo.) term is up. Enzi, who will be 70 then, has not indicated whether he’s running for re-election.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cheney; liz; lizcheney
Liz is as sharp as a tack. She would immediately become a big political force. She is wise, articulate, and full of common sense, which is lacking in Washignton these days. I hope she decides to make the move.
1 posted on 05/04/2012 4:31:06 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

Liz and her dad.

2 posted on 05/04/2012 4:32:34 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

She sure is! Just like her mother, Lynn, and her father. I’ve been hoping she’d run for office.


3 posted on 05/04/2012 4:33:12 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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Future media public enemy number one


4 posted on 05/04/2012 4:36:05 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: rawhide

I wish Liz was running this year.


5 posted on 05/04/2012 4:37:18 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: rawhide

She would make an excellent senator.


6 posted on 05/04/2012 4:37:33 PM PDT by oldbrowser (They are Marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: rawhide

I heard she was actually aboard one of the Halliburton submarines that took out one of the New Orleans levee’s during Katrina.


7 posted on 05/04/2012 4:45:18 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: oldbrowser; rawhide; dfwgator; FrdmLvr

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.


8 posted on 05/04/2012 4:57:06 PM PDT by ngat
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To: umgud
"I heard she was actually aboard one of the Halliburton submarines that took out one of the New Orleans levee’s during Katrina."

Yes, I heard that last night on the "CBS Evening News with Dan Rather".

9 posted on 05/04/2012 4:59:19 PM PDT by radioone (No dogs were harmed in the writing of this response.)
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That most certainly is great news...


10 posted on 05/04/2012 5:01:04 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: radioone

Yes.. the report is “fake but accurate.”


11 posted on 05/04/2012 5:03:30 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... so should voting!)
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To: oldbrowser

She would make an excellent VP


12 posted on 05/04/2012 5:17:13 PM PDT by CMailBag
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To: radioone

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 !


13 posted on 05/04/2012 5:19:27 PM PDT by chiller (Elect another batch of TPartiers and it won't matter which R we elect. WE will lead.)
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To: rawhide

I like Liz. She would be great in congress.


14 posted on 05/04/2012 5:23:03 PM PDT by lu shissler
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To: FrdmLvr
Like her mother, father, sister and her sister's wife she is pro gay marriage. They are all to the left of Obama on gay marriage.
15 posted on 05/04/2012 5:26:41 PM PDT by blaquebyrd
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To: blaquebyrd

I suspect that does not matter to the zealots here. Now that Romney is the MAN, the social issues are all off the table.


16 posted on 05/04/2012 5:30:03 PM PDT by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: blaquebyrd
They are all to the left of Obama on gay marriage.

No, they're not. They are just being honest -- he isn't.

17 posted on 05/04/2012 5:33:15 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: FrdmLvr

Ditto


18 posted on 05/04/2012 5:36:37 PM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: BfloGuy
That's your retort? You're more concerned with Obama’s lying than the Cheney's supporting gay marriage? The Cheney's also supported the repeal of DADT. Would you still vote for her?
19 posted on 05/04/2012 5:39:49 PM PDT by blaquebyrd
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To: blaquebyrd

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).


20 posted on 05/04/2012 5:40:45 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: umgud
I heard she was actually aboard one of the Halliburton submarines that took out one of the New Orleans levee’s during Katrina.

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.

21 posted on 05/04/2012 5:42:36 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: ngat

You are a silly little Troll. Go back to your master and report that you have failed in your mission.


22 posted on 05/04/2012 6:08:18 PM PDT by neocon1984
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To: ngat
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.

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.

23 posted on 05/04/2012 6:10:35 PM PDT by oldbrowser (They are Marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: lonevoice

Something wished for many times in the past.


24 posted on 05/04/2012 6:52:36 PM PDT by Pride in the USA
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To: rawhide

Nice photo raw...I love ‘em both.


25 posted on 05/04/2012 7:00:06 PM PDT by Cuttnhorse
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To: umgud

lol, I bet she was at the helm ;)


26 posted on 05/04/2012 7:08:45 PM PDT by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: rawhide

Liz is awesome. Would it not be GREAT to see her in the U.S. Senate????


27 posted on 05/04/2012 7:45:32 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: ScottinVA

“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?


28 posted on 05/04/2012 8:20:50 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: umgud

isnt she the one who turns on the weather machine too?


29 posted on 05/04/2012 11:30:32 PM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: neocon1984

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.


30 posted on 05/05/2012 10:28:42 AM PDT by ngat
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To: oldbrowser

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.


31 posted on 05/05/2012 10:46:02 AM PDT by ngat
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To: ngat
Nepotism is not exactly what we are talking about here.

It's not nepotism if you're qualified. And Liz Cheney is qualified -- in spades.

32 posted on 05/05/2012 11:04:30 AM PDT by okie01
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To: okie01

Nepotism: Favoritism by those in high office to relatives or friends.

Liz Cheney is disqualified for office — in spades -— in these days and times.


33 posted on 05/05/2012 11:15:15 AM PDT by ngat
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To: ngat
Nepotism: Favoritism by those in high office to relatives or friends.

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.

34 posted on 05/05/2012 11:36:26 AM PDT by okie01
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To: okie01

“Recall that we’re talking Cheneys here. Not Kennedys. Or Clintons.

Birds of a feather flock together.


35 posted on 05/05/2012 12:18:46 PM PDT by ngat
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To: blaquebyrd
You're more concerned with Obama’s lying than the Cheney's supporting gay marriage?

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.

36 posted on 05/05/2012 2:28:58 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: ngat

You are an idiot. Go bother someone else.


37 posted on 05/05/2012 5:56:56 PM PDT by neocon1984
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To: neocon1984

Sorry you are unable to address the truth.


38 posted on 05/05/2012 6:01:38 PM PDT by ngat
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To: rawhide

I agree..


39 posted on 05/05/2012 6:12:20 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: ngat
The tea party is opposed to this model of governance, yet it seems that you support it.

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?

40 posted on 05/06/2012 4:34:52 PM PDT by oldbrowser (They are Marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: oldbrowser

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”.


41 posted on 05/06/2012 5:04:09 PM PDT by ngat
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To: ngat
...educated scion of an unpopular ex-VP.

Wow!!!. He wasn't unpopular with me or most conservatives. It is easy to see which way you lean politically.

42 posted on 05/06/2012 5:14:07 PM PDT by saminfl
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To: chiller

That would be funny!


43 posted on 05/06/2012 5:21:46 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: saminfl

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?


44 posted on 05/06/2012 5:53:06 PM PDT by ngat
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To: ngat

You are the first person I have ever seen on FreeRepublic say something bad about Dick Cheney. You are not fooling anyone/.


45 posted on 05/06/2012 6:16:14 PM PDT by saminfl
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To: saminfl

What’s so bad about being a moderate establishment republican who endorsed Romney?


46 posted on 05/06/2012 6:18:37 PM PDT by ngat
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To: saminfl
You are the first person I have ever seen on FreeRepublic say something bad about Dick Cheney.

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Just wait until Cheney endorses Romney...all that will change.

47 posted on 05/06/2012 6:19:36 PM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: All

I’m feeling a little electricity in the air. Could it be...

IBTZ


48 posted on 05/06/2012 6:20:28 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: rawhide

What a resemblance! I hope that she does run for office. Who knows? Perhaps eventually, for the presidency.


49 posted on 05/06/2012 6:24:42 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: rabidralph

Yes it would be funny if it weren’t true but I heard the audio.


50 posted on 05/06/2012 9:47:04 PM PDT by chiller (Elect another batch of TPartiers and it won't matter which R we elect. WE will lead.)
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