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Liz Cheney Appointed to Mideast Post
Yahoo News ^ | February 15, 2005 | Reuters

Posted on 02/15/2005 3:24:46 PM PST by conservativebabe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Elizabeth Cheney, the daughter of Vice President Dick Cheney (news - web sites), 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.


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KEYWORDS: condaleezarice; elizabethcheney; lizcheney; middleeast; statedepartment
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Great! Liz will be a credit to the State Department
1 posted on 02/15/2005 3:24:47 PM PST by conservativebabe
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To: conservativebabe

If you listen carefully you can hear the DUmmies' heads exploding :)


2 posted on 02/15/2005 3:26:15 PM PST by silent_jonny (Quiet, you!)
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To: silent_jonny

Anything to make them crazier than they already are, makes me very happy.


3 posted on 02/15/2005 3:27:08 PM PST by conservativebabe
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To: silent_jonny

I believe she is being GROOMED for something bigger!!! This is very GOOD!


4 posted on 02/15/2005 3:29:18 PM PST by goodnesswins (Tax cuts, Tax reform, social security reform, Supreme Court, etc.....the next 4 years.....)
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To: conservativebabe
I think if you asked Mary Cheney -- who's a lesbian -- she'd tell you that she's very happy for her sister.
5 posted on 02/15/2005 3:32:33 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
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To: conservativebabe
To the ME? Hahahaha!

Hope *their* heads explode! Go Liz!

6 posted on 02/15/2005 3:33:26 PM PST by mbennett203 ("Bulrog, a tough brute warrior who has dedicated his life to ridding the world of hippies.")
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

LOL!

Excellent!


7 posted on 02/15/2005 3:33:35 PM PST by conservativebabe
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

What's YOUR stupid point?


8 posted on 02/15/2005 3:34:02 PM PST by goodnesswins (Tax cuts, Tax reform, social security reform, Supreme Court, etc.....the next 4 years.....)
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To: Dog; Howlin; wardaddy; Dog Gone; dead

This appointment is how you insure that the career State Department bureaucrats aren't deliberately screwing up our foreign policies.

State Department sabotage is common (and has been for decades), but becoming less so under the Bush Administration.

9 posted on 02/15/2005 3:36:13 PM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: goodnesswins

Goodnesswins. Sarcasmloses.

I guess THAT was my stupid point.


10 posted on 02/15/2005 3:36:18 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
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To: goodnesswins; WhistlingPastTheGraveyard



Mary's lifestyle is her business. She isn't shoving it down people's throats.

Both Mary and Liz are assets to the Republican Party.


11 posted on 02/15/2005 3:36:31 PM PST by LauraleeBraswell
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To: conservativebabe

12 posted on 02/15/2005 3:39:27 PM PST by July 4th (A vacant lot cancelled out my vote for Bush.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

Well, I understood your point.


13 posted on 02/15/2005 3:42:25 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: LauraleeBraswell; goodnesswins; WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

Correct me if I'm wrong Whistling, but I believe that that was sarcasm in reference to John F'ing Kerry's stupid statement about Mary Cheney during a debate.

Whistling's comment in that context is funny.


14 posted on 02/15/2005 3:43:26 PM PST by conservativebabe
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To: Southack

Agree.


15 posted on 02/15/2005 3:43:32 PM PST by Dog ( Salivating moron and proud member of the lynch mob since 2000)
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To: goodnesswins

It's mocking John Kerry's line in the debate, silly.


16 posted on 02/15/2005 3:44:36 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: conservativebabe; WhistlingPastTheGraveyard



Oh, you mean John Edwards?

OH I get it, Oh hahah! I'm sorry Whistling- that was really funny actually!


17 posted on 02/15/2005 3:48:22 PM PST by LauraleeBraswell
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To: goodnesswins; WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

Gimme a break. It was a joke mocking Kerry's quote from the debates.

"Lighten up Francis"


18 posted on 02/15/2005 3:48:47 PM PST by Betis70 (I'm only Left Wing when I play hockey)
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To: LauraleeBraswell

No, John Kerry said it.

Funny just the same.


19 posted on 02/15/2005 3:49:04 PM PST by conservativebabe
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To: Dog Gone

Nice choice -- the libs will go crazy, since they are the socialist party of ENVY. The libs could not produce, and have not produced, a respectable Presidential cabinet in decades. Such total losers, they can only fuel thier hate with the envy.

Just turn the hose on them and shut them up.


20 posted on 02/15/2005 3:50:20 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: conservativebabe



No, it was John Edwards. Remember?


21 posted on 02/15/2005 3:51:09 PM PST by LauraleeBraswell
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To: silent_jonny
If you listen carefully you can hear the DUmmies' heads exploding :)

They're busy looking for a Halliburton connection.

-PJ

22 posted on 02/15/2005 3:52:08 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (It's still not safe to vote Democrat.)
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To: conservativebabe

You go, Liz!


23 posted on 02/15/2005 3:52:38 PM PST by 7.62 x 51mm ( veni vidi vino visa "I came, I saw, I drank wine, I shopped")
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To: conservativebabe

Actually, they both did in consecutive debates. Hard to fathom, but true.

But, you're right, JF'nK was the one I was mocking.


24 posted on 02/15/2005 3:53:31 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
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To: LauraleeBraswell; conservativebabe
Edwards brought it up in his debate first, but nobody really noticed because they were just staring at that thing on his lip.

Kerry brought it up after that, and then it became an issue.

25 posted on 02/15/2005 3:53:52 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: LauraleeBraswell

It was both.


26 posted on 02/15/2005 3:53:56 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
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To: conservativebabe

She's probably as tough if not tougher than her old man. ;o) Cheney just keeps on giving.


27 posted on 02/15/2005 3:54:23 PM PST by shield (The Greatest Scientific Discoveries of the Century Reveal God!!!! by Dr. H. Ross, Astrophysicist)
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To: conservativebabe



It was during the debate with Chaney. Remember, and Chaney had a stone look on his face when Edwards said that. and there was this long silence and then Chaney responded with something like Thankyou for your comments. Edwards looked like such an idiot.

Oh that was such a classic moment.


28 posted on 02/15/2005 3:54:36 PM PST by LauraleeBraswell
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To: LauraleeBraswell
Rather an odd phrase given the context.......

She isn't shoving it down people's throats.

29 posted on 02/15/2005 3:55:13 PM PST by Ready4Freddy (Veni Vidi Velcro)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard



I guess Edwards/Chaney was just more memorable to me. GOD that was funny.


30 posted on 02/15/2005 3:56:03 PM PST by LauraleeBraswell
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To: EagleUSA

It really is interesting watching the Democrat party and their reaction to becoming the minority party in this country. They're still somewhere between denial and grief. They sure haven't gotten to acceptance.


31 posted on 02/15/2005 3:56:12 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: conservativebabe

As long as she is not posted to that neighborhood, it should be OK. Otherwise, too risky.


32 posted on 02/15/2005 3:56:52 PM PST by GSlob
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To: Dog Gone



It's fun watching them scramble around for something to stand for.

But the truth is, they never really stood for anything.


33 posted on 02/15/2005 3:57:51 PM PST by LauraleeBraswell
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To: Dog Gone

NOT without the /sarcasm post it wasn't....sorry...short trigger today!


34 posted on 02/15/2005 4:00:13 PM PST by goodnesswins (Tax cuts, Tax reform, social security reform, Supreme Court, etc.....the next 4 years.....)
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To: All

Ahaa, they did both say it, but the specific statement I remembered was Kerry..."I think if you asked Mary Cheney, she would tell you she is just being who she is". (paraphrasing)

We can all agree that Kerry and Edwards are both doofuses. To stupid to find their @sses with both hands.


35 posted on 02/15/2005 4:02:43 PM PST by conservativebabe
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To: conservativebabe

Correct me if I'm wrong Whistling, but I believe that that was sarcasm in reference to John F'ing Kerry's stupid statement about Mary Cheney during a debate.

Whistling's comment in that context is funny.





I thought that as well. Stated as someone from the old media might report this news. Totoally unrelated slam for no reason than to be mean, much as JK did.


36 posted on 02/15/2005 4:04:12 PM PST by gidget7
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To: conservativebabe

Nepotism...


37 posted on 02/15/2005 4:07:29 PM PST by dakine
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To: goodnesswins

Huh? Is this a new FR rule we need to know about? It's now mandatory to put the /sarcasm tag in before using sarcasm?


38 posted on 02/15/2005 4:08:30 PM PST by Mr. Mulliner (Re-elect Rossi, 2005)
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To: silent_jonny

"If you listen carefully you can hear the DUmmies' heads exploding :)"

Actually, it's an IMplosion. Vacuum, you know.


39 posted on 02/15/2005 4:12:48 PM PST by MeanWestTexan
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To: LauraleeBraswell

Not to mention to their parents and their children.


40 posted on 02/15/2005 4:13:20 PM PST by cubreporter (I Trust Rush...he's the man.)
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To: MeanWestTexan

I stand corrected :)


41 posted on 02/15/2005 4:15:29 PM PST by silent_jonny (Quiet, you!)
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To: conservativebabe

Yes, Liz Cheney is a lovely young woman, wife and mother. I think she resembles her dad so much. I loved watching them all walk as a family in the Inaugural parade. It was so refreshing to see them all out there walking, laughing, smiling, waving and encouraging the little girls to do the same. Liz will definitely be a credit to her position. Yes, the Cheney's just keep on giving of themselves. God I am so proud to have this responsible, exceptional group of people in our White House. They will be a hard act to follow...that's for sure. God bless Liz and continued best wishes to her and her entire family.


42 posted on 02/15/2005 4:16:43 PM PST by cubreporter (I Trust Rush...he's the man.)
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To: dakine

I don't know... I am sure she is more than qualified. I don't think that Dr. Rice would jeopardize her integrity for favoritism.

From what I have heard from her, Liz is well-educated and quite articulate.


43 posted on 02/15/2005 4:29:51 PM PST by conservativebabe
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To: LauraleeBraswell

I hope we remember your words when some here bash a gay person simply for being gay, which does happen,( not you). Tolerance and compassionate conservatism should not be oxymorons........now if they are activist gays pushing an agenda, then flame them..........


44 posted on 02/15/2005 4:30:19 PM PST by NorCalRepub
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To: conservativebabe

This is not a good idea. IMO

If Clinton-Gore tried to pull this I'd be the first to holler nepotism- even if she's pretty,and likeable.

Isn't this against the (nepotism) law going back to the post- Bobby Kennedy era?


45 posted on 02/15/2005 4:34:30 PM PST by Finalapproach29er (Open borders=National suicide)
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To: Finalapproach29er

Let's get a list of her qualifications together and then make a judgement. She shouldn't be disqualified either based on genetics.


46 posted on 02/15/2005 4:39:04 PM PST by conservativebabe
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To: Finalapproach29er

BTW, the purpose of this post was to start a healthy debate. You bring up a good point. We should not be "cheerleaders" just because she is the daughter of the VP, but rather, because she is the best person for the job.


47 posted on 02/15/2005 4:42:44 PM PST by conservativebabe
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

I caught your sarcasm too and thought it rather funny.


48 posted on 02/15/2005 4:58:22 PM PST by KimmyJaye (Susan Estrich: A face for radio and a voice for pantomime.)
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To: conservativebabe

Thanks for this post. I had not heard it before I saw the headline here. This is terrific. She is a very talented communicator and smart as can be.


49 posted on 02/15/2005 5:59:59 PM PST by cyncooper
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To: Finalapproach29er

Pretty and likable?

I take it you aren't familiar with Liz Cheney, her qualifications or her style.

She is a terrific asset. If a dem had a qualified child I would accept it. The problem is when someone like Chelsea got to sit in meetings and the other countries actually complained about it. I don't see a double standard. I see a standard that I apply fairly. I can't help it if Republicans and dems don't.


50 posted on 02/15/2005 6:04:43 PM PST by cyncooper
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