Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Why Do We Care About Liz Cheney's Views on Anything?

Liz Cheney
(Photo from Campaign Website)
Wyoming U.S. Senate candidate Liz Cheney doesn't support same-sex marriage, but she's way behind Republican incumbent Senator Mike Enzi in the latest polling.  Why do we care what Liz Cheney thinks?

That's right.  Her last name is Cheney, and Dick Cheney moves the dial still in politics.  There are few more people as polarizing as Daddy Cheney.  One thing he has always been clear on, however, is this issue.  He's been someone supportive of his other daughter, Mary, who is gay and who is married.

The war of the words is sad, but I think it says more about Liz than Mary or even Dick.  Liz Cheney is a nasty person, but, again, why does any of this surprise us now?  We've known that Liz is a nasty person for years.  The fact that she would possibly throw her own sister under the bus to get a few votes isn't at all shocking.  It might also be the reason that the same poll finding her well behind Enzi shows how unpopular she's becoming.

This is a Cheney family drama, and I understand why it's a story.  It sells newspapers and probably makes some liberals cackle with joy saying these types of things that Dick Cheney's behavior has brought on himself courtesy of karma.

Maybe it is.  Maybe it isn't.

I honestly can't feel too bad for the Cheneys.  It's their personal family issue.  I just wonder if Liz Cheney's name was something else and that she wasn't related to Dick Cheney if we'd even be talking about a Wyoming U.S. Senate candidate that's trailing an incumbent U.S. Senator by such a wide margin.

Probably not.

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