I watched Liz Cheney (R-VA/WY), Daughter of Former Vice President Dick Cheney (R-WY), on TV today, over and over, and over again. She was declaring her Candidacy for Senate, running against Incumbent Mike Enzi (R-WY). Normally, it is unheard of for a member of an Incumbent’s own Party to run against them in a Primary Election, unless the Incumbent has radically turned against the Party. That has not happened!
It would seem quite strange for any state to have a Senator, who had never lived in the state, run for statewide office. Apparently, Ms. Cheney has lived mostly her whole life in Virginia, including McLean High School, and went to college in Colorado. She and her Husband, however, did buy a house in (extremely upscale) Jackson Hole, Wyoming last year. Talk about a Carpetbagger!
Now, let’s get back to that “Strong Voice” comment. How many times have we heard that before? The only truly Strong Voices in Congress are the Lobbyists: Banks; Energy; Industrials; Pharmaceuticals; Housing; Defense; the NRA and other Special Interests. Especially since Citizens’ United, Money Oils the Machinery in Congress.
Well there was Dick Cheney, when he was V.P., and the Bush 43 Administration gave all those No-Bid Contracts to Halliburton. Remember? Oh by the way, Mr. Cheney had been the Chairman and CEO of Halliburton, until 2000, when he joined (then Governor) George W. Bush (R-TX), and they proceeded to win the 2000 Election, and take the White House. Also, Mr. Cheney reportedly was receiving payments from Halliburton, while he was V.P. How convenient!
I’m quite sure that Halliburton was most happy to have that one Strong Cheney Voice in Washington!. Like Father, like Daughter?