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EXCLUSIVE: Cheney's daughter weighs political bid
The Washington Times ^ | July 14, 2009 | Joseph Weber

Posted on 07/14/2009 4:08:08 AM PDT by Scanian

Former Vice President Dick Cheney's daughter, who has emerged as a fierce critic of President Obama's foreign and national security policies, said Monday that she is seriously considering a run for political office.

"It's something I very well may do," Elizabeth "Liz" Cheney told The Washington Times' "America's Morning News" radio show.

Ms. Cheney, 42, a lawyer and State Department appointee who worked on the 2008 Republican presidential campaign, has attracted national attention as a chief defender of the George W. Bush administration's policies -strongly endorsed by her father - on enhanced interrogation methods.

Ms. Cheney said calls for a congressional probe into reports that her father ordered the CIA to hide information from Congress appear to be an attempt by Capitol Hill Democrats to give political cover to embattled House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Mrs. Pelosi, California Democrat, has faced withering Republican criticism since accusing the CIA in May of lying to her about the enhanced interrogation program, which critics have called torture.

Republicans have demanded that Mrs. Pelosi either produce supporting evidence or apologize. The speaker has refused to revisit the issue, and some liberal Democrats say revelations last week of more undisclosed covert operations give the speaker's charges new credibility.

"It gets more and more appalling every day," Ms. Cheney said. "I think they're very worried about Speaker Pelosi."

Ms. Cheney also has taken issue with Mr. Obama's foreign policy stance that, she said, undermines the U.S. stature in the world and emboldens the nation's enemies.

Her newfound role as an outspoken critic of the Obama administration has led Republicans to consider her a strong candidate for national political office.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: lizcheney

1 posted on 07/14/2009 4:08:08 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

Ooh. This Cheney gal would totally hand Megan McCain’s head to her.


2 posted on 07/14/2009 4:09:24 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Democrat Party: a criminal organization masquerading as a political party)
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To: Scanian

The most interesting people in the Republican Party are

Palin, Bachman and Cheney.


3 posted on 07/14/2009 4:19:44 AM PDT by Misplaced Texan (July 4, 2009 - the first day of the 2nd Revolution!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

It would only take one brief joint visit to the ladies room together to reduced Ms. McCain to a bundle of blubbering fluff.

Liz Cheney is obviously an acorn that fell very close to the tree(s) - sharp, articulate, and Conservative!

Now just imagine a Vice Presidential Debate with Liz Cheney vs. Joe Biden ;-)


4 posted on 07/14/2009 4:30:24 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Misplaced Texan

Interesting that the only Republicans with any stones are the women. Go ladies—teach the RINO men how to be men.


5 posted on 07/14/2009 4:30:35 AM PDT by GnL
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To: bigbob

Liz would mop the floor with him.


6 posted on 07/14/2009 4:32:14 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Democrat Party: a criminal organization masquerading as a political party)
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To: HiTech RedNeck; Brytani; MinuteGal

You Betcha! Would love to see her run for congress against any of the RINOS!


7 posted on 07/14/2009 4:34:56 AM PDT by seekthetruth ("See You In DC From 9/11 - 9/13 At Our National Freeper Tea Party Convention!")
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To: Misplaced Texan

AMEN!! Those women have BALLS!...AND BRAINS.....AND BEAUTY!!!! TRIFECTA!


8 posted on 07/14/2009 4:39:41 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
This Cheney gal would totally hand Megan McCain’s head to her.

Please. Liz could lop off Miss Mehgan's head with a butter knife! :)

9 posted on 07/14/2009 4:41:01 AM PDT by Free State Four
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To: GnL
"Interesting that the only Republicans with any stones are the women. Go ladies—teach the RINO men how to be men."

Isn't that the truth!! And when you just take a look at Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachman and Liz Cheney you see what lovely ladies they are to boot! So easy on the eyes which drives the LIBS crazy!!

10 posted on 07/14/2009 4:41:07 AM PDT by seekthetruth ("See You In DC From 9/11 - 9/13 At Our National Freeper Tea Party Convention!")
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To: bigbob
Actually I can, the Republican candidate would do well again and Joe would again talk about how France and the U.S. kicked Hezbollah out of Lebanon. And the MSM talking heads would again tell us about how mentally defective the Republican candidate is.
11 posted on 07/14/2009 5:00:18 AM PDT by Red Dog #1
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To: bigbob
Actually I can, the Republican candidate would do well again and Joe would again talk about how France and the U.S. kicked Hezbollah out of Lebanon. And the MSM talking heads would again patiently explain to fly over country that the Republican candidate was inexperienced and a simpleton.
12 posted on 07/14/2009 5:02:34 AM PDT by Red Dog #1
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To: Scanian
Ms. Cheney, 42, a lawyer...

Enough damn lawyers in congress.

13 posted on 07/14/2009 5:37:17 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks Right-Wing.)
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To: TangoLimaSierra
Enough damn lawyers in congress.

On the whole I would agree but in this case I'd have to make the exception. It is long past time that the right has an intelligent, hard hitting spokesman for Bush/Cheney jihadist policy. This lady puts all Republicans to shame with the exception of her Mom and Dad. Just as smart as Dick, just as attractive as her Mom and tough as nails.

14 posted on 07/14/2009 5:42:51 AM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Why even mention Meghan McCain in the same sentence as Liz Cheney?


15 posted on 07/14/2009 5:52:51 AM PDT by MadelineZapeezda (Have you girded your loins today??????)
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To: Scanian
Ms. Cheney, 42, a lawyer and State Department appointee ...

Watch for another firing.

16 posted on 07/14/2009 6:02:01 AM PDT by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: bigbob

Liz Cheney is in Acorn? Just kidding.


17 posted on 07/14/2009 6:34:13 AM PDT by mono
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To: Ann Archy

Do we really want women with balls? I think they should be tough, non-compromising, stand on principle, etc., but please no balls?


18 posted on 07/14/2009 7:11:05 AM PDT by drubyfive
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To: Misplaced Texan

You know you are right. Is there a man in the house?


19 posted on 07/14/2009 7:14:09 AM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: Misplaced Texan

You know you are right. Is there a man in the house?


20 posted on 07/14/2009 7:14:50 AM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: drubyfive

You can’t be THAT thick!


21 posted on 07/14/2009 7:20:42 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

More testicle talk on Free Republic.


22 posted on 07/14/2009 7:24:17 AM PDT by drubyfive
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To: drubyfive

if you don’t like it....leave ....go back to DU.


23 posted on 07/14/2009 7:28:44 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: jwalsh07
Elizabeth Cheney is probably better off, like her father, in behind the scenes roles. For one thing, she would have to find a district from which to run, as she has spent most of her life in the DC area, which is notoriously liberal.
24 posted on 07/14/2009 7:29:46 AM PDT by Wallace T.
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To: Ann Archy

Conservative women can be strong without “growing a set.” That turns our candidates into junior men. We should promote their female qualities that make them tough, smart and principled.

I don’t want women with balls and I don’t appreciate the balls metaphor that runs rampant on FR.


25 posted on 07/14/2009 7:55:15 AM PDT by drubyfive
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To: drubyfive
Ditto what you say.

If we freeperettes posted that some male politician should grow a set of ovaries, imagine the reaction.

Leni

26 posted on 07/14/2009 8:19:13 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Please Don't Tell Obama What Comes After a Trillion!)
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To: drubyfive

Good grief! Are you a man or a mouse?


27 posted on 07/14/2009 10:59:17 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: MinuteGal

Too many of the “men” of the GOP already have.


28 posted on 07/14/2009 4:34:35 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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