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Diatribe: If She’ll Do This To Her Sister, What Will Liz Cheney Do To The People Of Wyoming?

Sisters Mary & Liz Cheney

Sisters Mary & Liz Cheney

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.

UPDATE 01/06/14 – Liz Cheney Drops Out Of Wyoming Senate Race.


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  1. You have reminded me of the time I overheard a Lesbian woman telling another that her mother disowned her and does not bother to reach out. This made me sad for her and her mother, as the latter’s perceived pious behavior (emphasis on perceived) as harmed her relationship with her own daughter. Thanks for sharing. BTG


  2. Barneysday permalink

    What bothers me a great deal in this sad situation is taking the argument public via Facebook and other media. What did they hope to achieve? Whats wrong with a personal phone call or visit to express your views to each other, instead of millions of voyueristic people not directly involved?


    • Clearly, Liz Cheney wants to win an election and by taking the matter public she’s played the “gay marriage card” to bolster herself in the polls. She sacrificed her sister for votes.

      I’m hoping that Mary and her wife chose to make their stand public for the sake of their children who should never, not for one moment, think that their parents are in any way ashamed of the love that they have for one another. It must be quite hurtful to see Aunt Liz change her tune.


      • Barneysday permalink

        I completely agree. Liz will say or do anything for the election, and to appeal to the Tea Baggers.


  3. thedogs'mother permalink

    Politics have no relation to morals. Machiavelli said that which is instructive in itself 🙂


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