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Cheney Daughter Also Rises -- at State Department
Reuters ^ | 02/15/05

Posted on 02/15/2005 6:14:20 AM PST by nypokerface

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Elizabeth Cheney, the daughter of Vice President Dick Cheney, will become the second-ranking U.S. diplomat for the Middle East, the State Department said on Monday.

Cheney, who previously worked in the department's Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs and left to work on her father's 2004 re-election campaign, will become the bureau's principal deputy assistant secretary of state.

This is the bureau's second ranking position and deputizes for the assistant secretary of state for near eastern affairs, the top U.S. diplomat for the Middle East.

State Department spokesman Richard Boucher told reporters Cheney would also serve as "coordinator for Broader Middle East and North Africa Initiatives" -- a U.S.-backed idea to try to spread democratic and economic reform in the region.

"Her duties will include a focus on U.S. bilateral and multilateral efforts to support freedom, democracy and expanded education and economic opportunities in the broader Middle East and North Africa," he said.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: cheney; elizabethcheney; lizcheney; middleeast; statedept; term2
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1 posted on 02/15/2005 6:14:20 AM PST by nypokerface
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To: nypokerface

Got to hand it to her for a mother of 4 children.


2 posted on 02/15/2005 6:17:51 AM PST by oilfieldtrash
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To: nypokerface

She was quite impressive during the Presidential campaign. She was used in the last few months on tv. I saw her on Today show, ABC and Fox and she was fantastic.


3 posted on 02/15/2005 6:23:25 AM PST by Republican Red (DU: ''Reality sucks. That's the problem. We want another reality.'')
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To: nypokerface
Elizabeth Cheney appears to be rising star. Here's a WaPo story on her earlier job that she did quite well in. Preparing for Democracy
4 posted on 02/15/2005 6:32:00 AM PST by cloud8
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To: nypokerface

She must have Condi's trust.


5 posted on 02/15/2005 6:33:50 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: nypokerface

Great news! Elizabeth Cheney is a very impressive woman. This will drive the liberal wackos up a tree!


6 posted on 02/15/2005 6:34:49 AM PST by PilloryHillary (Can vegetarians eat animal crackers?)
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To: oilfieldtrash

She is a mini-me of her mom. Very impressive


7 posted on 02/15/2005 6:34:51 AM PST by UB355
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To: nypokerface

Hard to imagine that this is based on merit.


8 posted on 02/15/2005 6:35:49 AM PST by Ranger
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Kudos to Liz. She was great during the last few months of the Presidential campaign, making numerous media appearances on behalf of the Bush/Cheney campaign.


9 posted on 02/15/2005 6:40:12 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Smoke free since January 16, 2005)
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To: Ranger

Ranger, you're kidding, right?

Liz is fabulous...a possible future contender for first woman Pres or Veep.


10 posted on 02/15/2005 6:49:09 AM PST by norge
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To: norge

Oh yeah, and pretty as a picture.


11 posted on 02/15/2005 6:49:53 AM PST by norge
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To: nypokerface

Hate to be a party-pooper, but doesn't she have young children? Seems like a pretty time-intensive job for a mother of young kids. It may be non-PC to say it, but kids with absentee parents often end up with some serious mental/emotional problems. But I guess motherhood is not nearly as important as a high-profile job, eh?


12 posted on 02/15/2005 6:59:29 AM PST by Antoninus (In hoc sign, vinces )
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Hard to imagine that this is based on merit.

That's because you know nothing about her, isn't it?

FMCDH(BITS)

13 posted on 02/15/2005 7:04:17 AM PST by nothingnew (There are two kinds of people; Decent and indecent.)
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To: Antoninus

Its the state department. They require the air they breath to be politically correct.

Sec. Rice may seem to be good but the institution below is quite often (iow regularly) at odds with GWBush and anything conservative.


14 posted on 02/15/2005 7:21:16 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: Antoninus
But I guess motherhood is not nearly as important as a high-profile job, eh?

I agree with you, and I go as far as all women in government, no matter what party. But since it's here, best to choose the best to do it. (I have to admit, my wife is better at multi-tasking than I, but that could just me)

FMCDH(BITS)

15 posted on 02/15/2005 7:22:57 AM PST by nothingnew (There are two kinds of people; Decent and indecent.)
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To: Ranger

You would be most naive if you thought it was based on merit.


16 posted on 02/15/2005 7:24:44 AM PST by cynicom (<p)
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To: Ranger

**Hard to imagine that this is based on merit.**

Why? On what basis or are you being sarcastic?


17 posted on 02/15/2005 10:05:59 AM PST by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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**kids with absentee parents often end up with some serious mental/emotional problems. But I guess motherhood is not nearly as important as a high-profile job, eh?**

She didn't turn out bad herself did she and her mother has always worked? The main thing is that the child knows that they are loved when the parents are there you can have parents around all time but the loving is not there. The Cheneys are close to their children and grandchildren and it is obvious that the Perry family are close and loving. Liz is a highly intelligent lady who needs this stimulation she would be discontented and under fulfilled and therefore not a good parent if she was with her children 24/7.
18 posted on 02/15/2005 10:14:09 AM PST by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: norge
I agree and a good mother as well here is the whole family at the RNC last year.



19 posted on 02/15/2005 10:18:32 AM PST by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: nypokerface

What, no hearings? LOL


20 posted on 02/15/2005 10:22:57 AM PST by fish hawk
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