Skip to comments.Liz Cheney open to political run
Posted on 07/13/2009 8:00:52 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Liz Cheney open to political run
Joseph Weber (Contact)
The daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney said Monday that running for political office is on her horizon.
"It's something I very well may do," said Elizabeth "Liz" Cheney, a lawyer and State Department appointee who has worked on two Republican presidential campaigns.
Ms. Cheney, 44, has emerged as one of the strongest defenders of the effectiveness and legality of Bush-Cheney policies on enhanced interrogation methods. More recently, she and her father have become two of the most outspoken critics of President Obama's position on terrorism and other national security issues, which has led Republicans to consider her a strong candidate for national political office.
Ms. Cheney told The Washington Times America's Morning News that recent new reports that her father ordered the CIA to hide information from Congress and that a government probe could follow appears like political cover for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats who have accused agency Director Leon Panetta of lying.
"It gets more and more appalling everyday," she said. "I think they're very worried about Speaker Pelosi."
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
Go Go Go!
She’s got my vote.
GO LIZ!!! Just don’t focus on GAY Rights issues.
I live nearby; I’d not only vote for her, I’d work for her campaign. I adore this woman and I want to be just like her when I grow up (assuming I ever do).
If we could get a few strong women elected, it might help some of the male elected officials find their b@11s...
Cheney/Palin or Palin/Cheney, preferably in 2012
Support for her on FR means she’ll be pilloried by the press. That said, I do believe she can hold her own with any member of the press. Go Liz!
It's not surprising the elites in the GOP are afraid of both of these women.
They both have shown they are the only ones in the GOP right now that have any balls at all.
She could focus on a woman's right to have 4 or 5 kids and a career at the same time--which she has done.
I sure hope she will run.
where does she live? where would she be running? i would love for it to be NOVA!
She’ll get my vote.
Winning ticket as early as 2012: Palin / Cheney (Liz, that is)!!
She is quick with facts and is in the right place to bring them forward. Go Liz !
Confusing her with Mary?
A Palin-Cheney ticket in 2012 is my idea of a dream ticket. It looks like there is at least a possibility that I may get my wish yet.
No.....just don’t want Mary;s Lesbianism to color Liz’s conservative message.
This woman is impressing me.
Anyone else notice how the presspukes fawn over Meagan McCain and ignore Liz Cheney? Gee...I wonder why that could be.
is she the lesbian?
She could focus on a woman’s right to have 4 or 5 kids and a career at the same time—which she has done. “
I guess that would answer my question. The “other” one is the lesbian....
2010 time to clean house.
I loved how her father easily dismantled his counterparts in the 2000 and 2004 “debates”...I could see her doing the same thing.
‘Is she the lesbian?’
Is that important to you? do you not think there are gays and lesbians in Congress already?
Liz needs to make herself very familiar to the American public before the media can spin their own view of her in an attempt to ruin her politically - as you know they will do! They'll start with her name, which the media have already done their best to turn to poison.
Conservatives need more people like her (not just women - but it helps). On the other hand, a two-women ticket (Palin/Cheney) is just a little too "new" for most people to accept. Liberals would go for it, if it were two liberal women. For now, face it, there's gotta' be a man somewhere on the ticket, or too many people will think it's some kind of novelty or a political stunt (you know, like John Kerry running for President . . .Oooops! He did . . my bad!).
Damn right it’s important.
I wouldn’t trust a fag man or a lesbian with advancing any aspect of the conservative agenda, if given the choice.
As far as I know, Larry Craig is the only out member of Congress on the GOP side.
And that’s one too many.
Liz Cheney is married to Philip Perry, the former General Counsel of the United States Department of Homeland Security
I don’t know all her positions, but from what I know at this moment I would heartily support her and would hope she would run and run hard!
So what’s open in Virginia? I believe that’s where she lives.
What Congressional district is she in?
I’d sign up to work on a statewide campaign for her. Maybe she could run for Webb’s senate seat in 2012. I am not even convinced he will run again.
“Cheney/Palin or Palin/Cheney, preferably in 2012”
Boy would that cause some democrat bowels to move.........
And too far outside the traditional ‘experience’ package. I’m fine with her running for Congress in 2010 and having Palin name her SoS in 2013, however.
I’d like to see her win Webb’s senate seat in a few years!
That would be awesome!
I love it! Run, Liz, Run!
From Wiki: Liz Cheney is the elder of two daughters of former Vice President Dick Cheney and former Second Lady Lynne Cheney; her younger sister is Mary Cheney. Cheney graduated from McLean High School in 1984. She received her bachelor’s degree from Colorado College where she wrote her senior thesis, “The Evolution of Presidential War Powers,” in 1988. She received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the University of Chicago Law School in 1996, having also taken courses in Middle Eastern history at the Oriental Institute.
Cheney is married to Philip Perry, the former General Counsel of the United States Department of Homeland Security. She and Perry have five children: three daughters, Kate, Elizabeth, and Grace; and two sons, Philip and Richard.
She's a Thoroughbred.
While I’d love to see it, I don’t think America’s ready to vote for a two-woman ticket. It would make my heart glad, though, to see both of these great conservative women on the national political stage at the same time. Maybe a president Sarah could appoint Liz to an important cabinet position...secretary of state perhaps?
She’s terrific, personable and articulate and obviously the product of two really, really smart people.
I think she can split the two. She will not advocate gay rights but she won’t bash them either. Mary has always said she did not want to be in the limelight and it seems as though she has been truthful. Mary probably is a pretty conservative person too.
Not slighting her intelligence, which is vast, but does anyone else think Eliz Cheney is a very attractive lady? She does it for me.
Compared to ?....Pelosi? Hillary?? Boxer??? Sheila Jackson-Lee????
Why do you even ask that question?
I asked it because I felt like asking it. And compared to ‘no one’. Answer my posts in a correct and proper way or don’t reply to them at all.
No she wouldn't. :)
That would cut out about 97.314% of all FR posts.
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