Liz Cheney for Congress?

Sherlock Holmes has an even smarter brother; Dick Cheney has an even crazier daughter. And she’s apparently gearing up to run for the Senate from the state of Wyoming, where she would, if she wins, replace a relatively moderate and pragmatist Republican in Mike Enzi.

Ms. Cheney, 46, is showing up everywhere in the state, from chicken dinners to cattle growers’ meetings, sometimes with her parents in tow. She has made it clear that she wants to run for the Senate seat now held by Michael B. Enzi, a soft-spoken Republican and onetime fly-fishing partner of her father.

But Ms. Cheney’s move threatens to start a civil war within the state’s Republican establishment, despite the reverence many hold for her family.

Mr. Enzi, 69, says he is not ready to retire, and many Republicans say he has done nothing to deserve being turned out.

It would bring about “the destruction of the Republican Party of Wyoming if she decides to run and he runs, too,” Alan K. Simpson, a former Republican senator from the state, said in an interview last week. “It’s a disaster — a divisive, ugly situation — and all it does is open the door for the Democrats for 20 years.”

Liz Cheney is at least as authoritarian as her father, maybe worse. And furiously partisan.

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  • Reginald Selkirk

    Wouldn’t it be ironic if Liz Cheney was rejected by the voters – because she was too liberal? By which I mean her position on gay rights, not all the authoritarian batshit stuff she espouses.

  • …all it does is open the door for the Democrats for 20 years.

    Give me pins, bumper stickers, & flags! Run Liz run!

  • slc1

    It will be interesting when the lamestream media asks her what she thinks about his sister’s marriage to another woman.

  • Yeah! Better,

    Jeb Bush and Liz Cheney in 2020! Bush/Cheney 2020, “No Hope and No Change”! Woo!

  • D. C. Sessions

    Modus, I don’t see any reason to wait for 2020. Cheney would be up for re-election and there will be an incumbent President running.

    As I suggested yesterday in a different forum, we should expect the Bush/Cheney ticket in 2016.

  • laurentweppe

    Dick Cheney is not crazy: he is the living proof that the book of genesis was onto something when it talked about a talking snake fucking up Mankind: “crazy” is a tragic flaw that inspires sympathy: being a wicked and evil Nixon Boy back in power after a stint as an arm merchant should not inspire any sympathy to anyone but the hapless fool who believed to have befriended the creature only to be shot in the back.

  • @ 6:

    …or shot in the face.

  • Matrim

    Sherlock Holmes has an even smarter brother; Dick Cheney has an even crazier daughter.

    I know you’re speaking figuratively, but I’d like to clarify something. Dick Cheney is not crazy. Nothing he’s done indicates mental illness. They’re not crazy, the things he’s done, they are horrible and immoral, but they are not crazy. If he were crazy he’d have an excuse. Instead he’s just one of the worst people on the planet.

  • Can somebody tell what’s she’s ever accomplished on her own? So far, the only things on her resume are: 1) Jobs with the government she got because of her father and 2) Appearances on the Sunday morning bobble head shows because she’s Dick Cheney’s daughter.

  • some bastard on the net

    …onetime fly-fishing partner of her father.

    Okay, I can’t resist: did he stop fishing with Dick after being accidentally pushed, face-first, into an open tackle box?

  • Thumper; Atheist mate

    “It’s a disaster — a divisive, ugly situation — and all it does is open the door for the Democrats for 20 years.”

    Run! For all that’s good in the world, Liz, run for the fucking seat!

    [OT; ironically enough I’m listening to Florence and the Machine and at the very moment I typed the above line the lyrics “Run fast for your mother; run fast for your father , run for your children all your sisters and brothers ” hit my ear]