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Diatribe: If She’ll Do This To Her Sister, What Will Liz Cheney Do To The People Of Wyoming?
Once upon a time I may or may not have “exaggerated” a tiny bit on my resume because I really really really wanted a particular job. I justified my creativity by convincing myself that I wasn’t the first to edit my qualifications in such a way as to be more marketable and attractive to the hiring organization nor would I be the last. I figured I could quickly learn the skills that I so cleverly indicated that I already had with lots of late-night practice and hard work should I actually get the job. Despite my little bit of pandering, I did not get that job.
Of course I wasn’t pursuing a career in politics like Liz Cheney who threw her sister, Mary, and her family under the proverbial bus last weekend by publicly declaring her opposition to marriage equality after years of loving support. Liz Cheney, you see, is campaigning for a seat in the United States Senate. Her opponent is Republican Senator Michael B. Enzi of Wyoming and she knows that she needs to win over conservative and Tea Party voters.
The Cheney sisters, daughters of former Vice President Dick Cheney have always been close. Their father, many years ago, was able to embrace a relatively moderate stance on the subject of marriage equality and even went so far as to say in a 2011 interview with Barbara Walters “I certainly don’t have any problem with” same-sex marriage. Mary and her wife, Heather Poe, assumed that Liz held a similar view.
“I love my sister and her family and have always tried to be compassionate towards them. I believe that is the Christian way to behave.” – Liz Cheney.
Mary and Heather were shocked and hurt when, during an appearance on Fox News Sunday, Liz stated that she opposed same-sex marriage, describing it as “just an area where we disagree,” referring to her sister. Mary and Heather took to social media to express their shock and
“Liz – this isn’t just an issue on which we disagree – you’re just wrong – and on the wrong side of history.” – Mary Cheney via Facebook.
Liz Cheney must really want that job. Perhaps that the message that she wants to send to the voters of Wyoming … maybe she wants them to see how much she’s willing to sacrifice in order to serve as their representative. Her parents, her sister, her nephew and her niece have all become pawns in her campaign.
I say hogwash. Like so many politicians before her, isn’t she simply pandering to those voters? … Telling them what they want to hear at any cost? If you ask me, she’s a despicable sister, a horrible aunt and a terrible daughter. And, frankly, with a track record like that she’ll make a terrible senator. After all, if she’ll turn her back on her sister and her family to achieve her selfish goals, why wouldn’t she do the same to the people of Wyoming?
When Mary Cheney loses her senate race, she will have lost so much more.
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