Skip to comments.Cheney Daughter Also Rises -- at State Department
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.
Got to hand it to her for a mother of 4 children.
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.
She must have Condi's trust.
Great news! Elizabeth Cheney is a very impressive woman. This will drive the liberal wackos up a tree!
She is a mini-me of her mom. Very impressive
Hard to imagine that this is based on merit.
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.
Ranger, you're kidding, right?
Liz is fabulous...a possible future contender for first woman Pres or Veep.
Oh yeah, and pretty as a picture.
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?
That's because you know nothing about her, isn't it?
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.
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)
You would be most naive if you thought it was based on merit.
**Hard to imagine that this is based on merit.**
Why? On what basis or are you being sarcastic?
What, no hearings? LOL
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