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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Dick Cheney's Daughter Is Running for Senate

Posted by on Tue, Jul 16, 2013 at 2:39 PM

Washington Post says:

Former Vice President Dick Cheney’s daughter Liz Cheney will run against Wyoming’s senior U.S. senator in next year’s Republican primary, her campaign said Tuesday.

Why is she running for office? Because she is Dick Cheney's (straight!) daughter and because she wants to be in the Senate. That's why. Here are some of Liz Cheney's greatest Tweets:


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Sir Vic 1
Her daddy's war profits should be able to fund a capable campaign. I'm sure the citizens of Wyoming will greet her as a liberator.
Posted by Sir Vic on July 16, 2013 at 2:47 PM · Report this
ams_ 2
What a turd.
Posted by ams_ on July 16, 2013 at 2:50 PM · Report this
Fucking spare us. Go run along to your next boutique think tank job and leave Wyoming alone, Cheney Jr.
Posted by planned barrenhood on July 16, 2013 at 2:51 PM · Report this
jnmend 4
Is there a box somewhere that republicans have to check now where they promise never to learn the difference between weather and climate?
Posted by jnmend on July 16, 2013 at 2:53 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 5
Meanwhile, their state is suffering from record climate events.

This Cheney is strong with the Clueless Side of the Denial.
Posted by Will in Seattle on July 16, 2013 at 3:05 PM · Report this
Dougsf 6
I won't pretend to have my finger on the pulse of Wyoming voters, but if she's based in Wilson (basically Jackson—the Mercer Island of WY, if that even makes sense) it makes her even more of an outsider, and not in the good way that gets votes.

She might score with her Congressional district, maybe, but if I were her and I wanted a Senate seat in Wyoming, I'd concentrate on distancing myself from my father (not exactly a hero in that Libertarian-leaning land whose most famous former-elected is actually steadfastly pro-choice), and devote the rest of my time to barrel racing.

Posted by Dougsf on July 16, 2013 at 3:09 PM · Report this
Ballard Pimp 7
Wait a minute! I thought Liz was the gay one...
Posted by Ballard Pimp on July 16, 2013 at 3:18 PM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 8
She's like a republican platitude generator.
Posted by Urgutha Forka on July 16, 2013 at 3:22 PM · Report this
revolutionsperminute 9
Ugh....climate is not weather......
Posted by revolutionsperminute on July 16, 2013 at 3:23 PM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 10
Her head needs a diaper change.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on July 16, 2013 at 3:24 PM · Report this
DOUG. 11
@6: Wyoming is its own Congressional district.
Posted by DOUG. on July 16, 2013 at 3:26 PM · Report this
Wrong, Liz: Big Bird won't be a republican when he grows up if he becomes unemployed first.
Posted by Big Turd on July 16, 2013 at 3:28 PM · Report this
Dougsf 13
@11- Doh! I probably should'a guessed that based on population, right you are. I thought they might at least have a couple.

And on second thought, barrel racing isn't gonna cut it. She's gonna have to ride a bull.
Posted by Dougsf on July 16, 2013 at 3:35 PM · Report this
ScrawnyKayaker 14
@4 Epistemic closure. It's not a *literal* box, check your mind in, and it doesn't check out.

(Does this roach motel reference make me look old?)…
Posted by ScrawnyKayaker on July 16, 2013 at 3:48 PM · Report this
Max Solomon 15
wyoming, where your senate vote has 66x the power that a californian's does.

liz cheney, the rand paul of the mountain west!
Posted by Max Solomon on July 16, 2013 at 3:51 PM · Report this
runswithnailclippers 16
Posted by runswithnailclippers on July 16, 2013 at 4:33 PM · Report this
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Posted by runswithnailclippers on July 16, 2013 at 4:34 PM · Report this
Frank Blethen's vodka distiller 19
So the incumbent is getting tea bagged?
Posted by Frank Blethen's vodka distiller on July 16, 2013 at 4:39 PM · Report this
keshmeshi 20

Wishful thinking. If she makes it through the primary, she won't be losing the general. And with daddy's money and connections, there's no reason to think she won't win the primary.
Posted by keshmeshi on July 16, 2013 at 5:00 PM · Report this
Fnarf 21
@20, she's going to have to beat Mike Enzi, three-term incumbent. It's hard to see how; he's already one of the most right-wing nutjobs in that pathetic legislative body. Maybe she'll shoot him.
Posted by Fnarf on July 16, 2013 at 5:23 PM · Report this
Theodore Gorath 22
I don't see how anyone can claim that Obama is bad at killing terrorists.
Posted by Theodore Gorath on July 16, 2013 at 5:36 PM · Report this
Max Solomon 23
@21: IN THE FACE. and then make him apologize for getting in the way of her shot.
Posted by Max Solomon on July 16, 2013 at 5:38 PM · Report this
The apple didn't fall far from the tree. She's as nasty and annoying as her shoot-them-in-the-face dad. I'm sure Repugs love her.
Posted by Patricia Kayden on July 16, 2013 at 6:14 PM · Report this
Cascadian Bacon 25
I have a little bit of sympathy for her.

Life ain't easy when your dad's a Dick.
Posted by Cascadian Bacon on July 16, 2013 at 6:22 PM · Report this
To think, all the left and moderates have to do is show up to a fucking midterm once in awhile and we'd be mostly rid of these morons.
Posted by mubhappy on July 16, 2013 at 6:36 PM · Report this
As a WY resident I'm no great fan of Enzi, but good lord, not another Cheney, please.
Posted by gingerwreck on July 16, 2013 at 7:12 PM · Report this
@26 *sigh* yeah that is a problem.
Posted by Machiavelli was framed on July 16, 2013 at 7:51 PM · Report this
You know, I've always been confused by all the "War on Coal" rhetoric.

If global warming/climate change isn't real, if this is all a giant conspiracy, then what, precisely is the motive behind attacking coal? What's the point? That people are going after coal mining for no reason at all?

It makes no sense.
Posted by Corydon on July 16, 2013 at 7:56 PM · Report this
Pridge Wessea 30
@25 - I admit it, i lol'd.
Posted by Pridge Wessea on July 16, 2013 at 8:12 PM · Report this
TreGibbs 31
The queen of Stockholm Syndrome is running... this should be fun.
Posted by TreGibbs on July 16, 2013 at 9:25 PM · Report this
Having just watched Gasland, the last thing we need in the govt is another fucking Cheney. That one prick alone has managed to destroy so many people's lives through war and allowing Halliburton/the oil and gas industry to ignore the Clean Water Act and the Clean Air Act.
Posted by StuckInUtah on July 16, 2013 at 10:17 PM · Report this
NaFun 33
She'll be the Senator from Coal, at least that's what she's angling for.
Posted by NaFun on July 17, 2013 at 3:56 AM · Report this
People who dismiss Liz Cheney's power grab as "whatever, it's Wyoming" need to look down the road 4-8 years when she is running for president. Her stay in Wyoming is just a bit of nasty business she has to endure so she can put make her father president--again.
Posted by Bugnroolet on July 17, 2013 at 8:18 AM · Report this
Knat 35
Just as charming and honest as dear old dad. He must be so proud.
Posted by Knat on July 17, 2013 at 10:51 AM · Report this

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