WYOMING: Liz Cheney To Run For US House

The daughter of Darth Cheney wants Wyoming’s only US House seat. The Associated Press reports:

The elder daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney is running for Congress, following up a failed U.S. Senate campaign two years ago with another attempt to woo voters in a state where she has been a full-time resident only for the past few years. Liz Cheney filed federal election documents Friday showing she’s running for Wyoming’s lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Campaign officials said she plans to formally announce Monday in Gillette, a northeastern Wyoming town hit hard by the downturn in the coal industry. The plans suggest she will base her campaign on fears that the Obama administration is waging a “war on coal” with climate-change regulations and a recently announced moratorium on federal coal leasing. Cheney couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.

Cheney ran a brief and ill-fated U.S. Senate campaign in 2013. She tried to unseat Wyoming senior U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, a fellow Republican, but failed to gain traction among Wyoming’s political establishment. The former Fox News commentator drew considerable nationwide attention but virtually no mainstream Republicans in the state endorsed her — despite the fact that the GOP dominates Wyoming politics at every level.

(Tipped by JMG reader David)

  • SoCalVet

    nothing like a good case of dry heaves in the morning. Thanks Joe!

    • Todd20036

      Don’t engulf the entire penis when you first wake up. Need to be more awake for that

      • Joe knows who I am.

        No you don’t.

        But I would caution, beware if I’ve not had my coffee yet.

  • Bernie

    Have Liz and lesbian sister Mary played kissy face and made up yet? (After Liz threw her sister’s marriage under the bus for political gain during that failed Senate campaign)

  • ColdDesert

    Well at least this self loathing homo isn’t a closet case who’s going to be found in an airport bathroom or something.

  • joeyj1220

    i see she inherited her dad’s infamous dead-soul, blank look

    • I am reminded when the brilliant Zero Mostel’s son attempted to enter the acting profession and a critic wrote he had inherited all of the zero and none of the Mostel. I also appreciate the fact many of the JMG will actually remembe Zero Mostel and I wonder how many folks under 25 would even recognize the name.
      I agree with joeyj1220 Liz inherited very little useful from her father.

      • Jimmie Z

        If her dad is any teacher or indicator, then she will have learned how to succumb to anæsthetics for her future heart transplant(s), and outlive papa.
        Dagnabbit.

      • I am grateful that when I was younger there were older people who introduced me to greats from before my time. The younger readers may not know his work, but now they have at least heard the name and they can spend some rainy afternoon watching clips on youtube.

  • oikos
    • BobSF_94117

      She puts the “bag” in carpetbagger.

      • Jimmie Z

        Personally, I’d go with ‘old bag,’ but OK.

        • Paula

          More like she needs a bag over her head.

          • Rolf

            Hate face is really dominant in that family’s dna.

    • lattebud

      I think she really wants to much on some carpet too

  • WebSlinger

    “Liz Cheney drops out of Senate race to spend more time alienating her family.”

    • Ninja0980

      Liz Cheney tried to out bigot a bigot and failed miserably.
      Not that it matters to Mary, she’s let herself be used as a steppingstone all her life, I suspect she’ll do it again for the house race.

      • Wyoming folk aren’t as Jebus besotted and homophobic as Liz remembers from her distant girlhood school years at Cheney charm school.

        They know how Judy felt about losing her son.

        Besides, the sheer amount of buttsecks and closet faggotry that goes on a typical weeknight in one night alone in western He-man Sports-Republican places like Jackson Hole (or anyplace in the world with a sizeable and decent art, hotel, and culinary industry >wink wink<) would be enough to put all the activist queers going out on the town this weekend in BOTH NYC and San Francisco to shame.

    • Robincho

      If it has to be Dick and Liz, can it please be Burton and Taylor? kthx…

    • fuow

      Actually, the odds are outstandingly in her favor, unless a better rethug comes along.
      Wyoming made it illegal to pursue wind/solar energy for profit in the state.
      They put all their ‘kaboy’ eggs in the basket of fossil fuels.
      They’re literally in a panic and, instead of learning anything, they’re blaming it all on obummer.

  • Stev84

    What a disgusting family

    • Joe in PA

      They fit really well with the disgusting Bushes. 🙁

  • Strepsi
    • Joe knows who I am.

      Yes but, it does serve it’s purpose!

  • Prion

  • Prion

    ..,

  • /insert long, tragic, horrifying story about why i was in Wyoming. trust me, you can’t imagine how bad/

    when i was there, the spirits of the area reached out to me and gave me beauty. i grok it. if i were a billionaire, i’d want to buy a feudal estate in WY and fence it off against arm A geddin and all that. it’s so lovely. WV is also lovely, btw. lots of red states are. it takes your breath away, a morning sunrise over that beauty, in these places.

    white people are sad and afraid. i’m sorry about that, but that is their legacy. “running away” to places like WY won’t change anything, but they won’t know that. we just saw what a farce it all is, this whole “white people take a stand on the Plains” silliness. think of all the nyoo-kyu-lar missles that are in WY, and who put them there, and why.

    folx, WY doesn’t have much water. it’s not logical to invest there, b/c science. the dregs and whores from the boosh/cheney are may own it now, but they own dust. choke on it, mofos. black people will laugh at you while you shoot each other in panic when your paranoia kicks in. and it will. just, please, you know, don’t hit the button for the bomb. your gunz will be more than good enough, yo!

    • Bj Lincoln

      Love it.

      • no, really. Wyoming is sooooo beautiful. i hope you’ve been there. i was so upset and confused and disturbed while i was there it was almost like… i don’t know. “spiritual” is the word i think most people would use. here i was in a total crisis about my ownself, and all i could think was, “gawddamn! this shit is really fucking pretty! wow, i want to look at more of that!” i wish i’d had a better camera; it’ll be a long time i think, before i’ll be back.

        i’m sort of an eco hippy type, but still. even a dead man would come, looking at some of the national parks and their vistas. this is why i hate the bundieez. put those felons all in jail for destroying our national heritage. do it now.

        • Bj Lincoln

          Never been to Wyoming but have been to beautiful places and had spiritual moments. An ancient Native American site on a mesa in NM. No sights or sounds of man and a night sky so big and clear you can see every star in the galaxy.
          I too would be pissed if a bunch of redneck morons turned it into the dangerous joke Wyoming is now.

          • We recently had a case of “redneck morons” down here in Arizona:

            “The park was set up to protect the slow-growing saguaros and “it’s a shame the work of so many is undone by so few,” Fisher said. Several of the younger cacti were cut down completely, she said. The cutting instrument damaged the older cacti, but did not cut them down. The ages of the nine damaged saguaros, which were found along the Gould Mine Trail, ranged from about 30 years old to about 150 years old, said park spokeswoman Andy Fisher. http://tucson.com/news/local/cacti-vandalized-in-saguaro-national-park/article_9089e788-16e2-5f4f-80fb-9c5ba36fb70f.html

        • emjayay

          Please learn about the convention in English of capitalizing the firs letter of the first word in a sentence. This practice does not particularly support the patriarchy, and ignoring it does not make you special

    • Jimmie Z

      Ah, for the morning chuckles!
      I was wise to swallow my oatmeal first.
      Can you imagine the cinnamon & raisins on the screen?

    • I’ve worked with the Arapaho American Indian reservation there. I was impressed when they had a much too common situation of what we call “firecracker suicides,” where one Native youth offs him/herself and then a string of related youth suicides happen. The people of the Wind River reservation is the only one I know that closed their reservation to all outsiders to handle the problem internally. It is indeed a beautiful location and one that always brings back memories of being able to drive for hours without passing another car–the way I recall South Dakota and Montana. Montana is a state where I have relatives on the Crow reservation. The dream of many a young American Indian is to one day attend Crow Fair.
      For many years when I’d get home for our big annual Powwow, I’d always see a Crow Elder who had arrived right before me. I never actually knew her name (for many Native Americans, we use an honorific if someone is older than we are, which always confuses anthropologists trying to figure out our kinship systems) so I just called her “grandmother” in our language, and my mom would always refer to her as “that old Crow woman” whenever the Crow elder wasn’t around. It wasn’t until she passed away I found out her last name was actually “Old Crow.”
      That reminds me many years ago when I was working with the Native communities in Montana and a Crow tribal member called the airline to book a flight to a conference for his staff. He made reservations for Mr. and Mrs.. Birdinground and Mr. Standing Bear. The booking agent told him he could ship the two birds, but they wouldn’t allow a bear on board. Unusual sounding last names (often bad translations of the original “Indian” name) are common, but I always thought what a challenge it would be to crow up with the last name of “Scabby Robe” or “Whiteman Runs Him.” I was also curious about the original Mr. Heavy Runner.

  • Prion

    .,.

  • BobSF_94117

    [repositioned]

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      Whatchagonnado? Sometimes a guy just has to change positions.

  • ElenorRigby

    Are you sure you didn’t read that wrong? I think she’s running FROM the house that some girl from Kansas is trying to drop on her.

  • GreatLakeSailor
    • Bj Lincoln

      Brilliant.

    • Jimmie Z

      All together now:
      Saudis flew aircraft into WTC 1, 2 & 7.
      So: Let’s invade Iraq with shocque and aw!
      Then: Afghanistan-stan, too!

      • bzrd

        We invaded Afghanistan first.

  • geoffalnutt

    It is The Crunting.

  • The Professor

    …. where she will fail miserably once again.

  • worstcultever

    Sheez, look at that photo. Even SHE’s sick of herself.

  • Lakeview Bob

    Christ! (That is a technical word that means stupid bitch).

  • Ninja0980

    Go crawl back under your rock sweetheart.

  • Joe knows who I am.

    Thanks but, no more of these murderers in politics. Ever!

    • lattebud

      They aren’t murders… They are similar to mafia bosseswho make others do their killing and wash their hands of all their sins.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Didn’t she already try this once before and lost because –scary thought– the Wyoming Republicans thought she was too liberal?

    • Stev84

      Maybe they said that, but to them she really was just an outsider

  • JT

    Fuck her, her father and the horse they rode in on.

    • geoffalnutt

      It wasn’t a horse. It was a poisonous lizard.

  • Michael White

    She will keep running and running so she can live off the tit of the government and lobbyiists just like daddy

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    ..

  • Justin

    No, thanks. I think we’ve had just about enough of that clan… same for the Bushes.

  • anne marie in philly

    nopenopenope, just a carbon copy of darth. LOSER BITCH!

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    Why is it so goddamned important that this particular person hold elected office?! If she loses this race, maybe she should just run for city council.

    • Jimmie Z

      Liz might obtain the lofty level of 🐕 Dog 🐶 catcher 🐩 of a small town like Sheridan. Although I had rather not endorse her for any political office in my birthplace.

    • charemor

      Like the Bushes, it is the family business.

  • Robincho

    Exactly how much anal do you have to put out in order to become a Fox News Analyst?

    • D. J.

      Slightly less than Jerry Hall.

  • Silver Badger

    Which one is Liz? The failed clone or the lesbian?

  • bkmn

    I think this is a meeting of her backers

  • j.martindale
    • LonelyLiberal

      Is that Mini-She?

  • justmeeeee

    As Betty Bowers says, “Stop trying to make Liz happen.”

  • Queequeg

    She’s as evil as her dad. She’ll probably win because there are about 12 people in the entire state, half of them Cheneys or associates of the evil empire.

  • red-diaper-baby 1942

    Please tell me it ain’t so!

  • another_steve

    No. More. Cheneys. In. Government. Thank. You.

  • I could live in Wyoming on my own little Brokeback Mountain. I like those kinds of places. If I did, and I had the money, it’d be so much fun to run against her -just to troll her

    • Octavio

      Let’s move to Wapiti and I’ll manage your campaign. :-0

      • Thanks, I’ll keep you in mind.:-)

        Just waiting for either the DNC or the Powerball folks to call me back and let me know if my longshot campaign has been financed or not!

  • Xuuths

    I guess she can’t take “go screw yourself” for an answer. HINT: Wyoming just isn’t that into you.

    • Octavio

      .–

  • MSW

    She could run with Jebra and if elected, they can destroy the country again, like their parents.

  • 2karmanot

    At the moment all I can think of in this case is that the ‘B’ word is followed by a capital ‘C’ word.’

  • D. J.

    Liz, get elected dog catcher first and try that job for a decade. See how you do, then start your climb up the ladder.

  • 2patricius2

    Digging up the zombie family….

  • A photo of Liz Cheney can keep leftovers from spoiling in your refrigerator. After your meal, simply place leftovers in a container, and place the container on a photo of Liz Cheney. The food will spoil instantly and can be tossed, eliminating the need to put the leftovers in the refrigerator in the first place. Then dispose of the photo by placing it in a sand box. Cats will come by and cover it up.

  • HomerTh

    She is not a nice person.

    • lattebud

      She qualifies as a person? I was thinking a demonic presence.

  • JIM W

    Nothing like starting at the top. Senate seat, No. Now try US Representative. She’ll work her way down until the voters finally put her in office. I’m sure there’s a Dog Catcher job open somewhere in Wyoming.

  • Benny S.

    A couple of questions for her:

    #1 – Does she agree with many within the Republican party, that gay parents are less effective at raising well-rounded children?

    #2 – Does she agree with Franklin Graham, that gay children should be kept away from Christian children?

    • #3 And a followup: Do you think your sister’s marriage to Heather Poe should be annulled, since overturning same-sex marriage rights is a GOP priority?

      • Benny S.

        Yes! And, #4 – Because of family values, at your extended family functions, do you acknowledge both women as both being “mother” to your niece and nephew? Do you allow your own children to address both women as “Aunt Mary” and “Aunt Heather”?

      • emjayay

        Hi Becca of New Mexico!

  • Alex in Idaho

    The real thing waging a “war on coal” is the market, i.e., cheap natural gas. Find another scapegoat, dear. No subsidies for you!

  • goofy_joe

    I’m fine with waging war on things that rape our planet. Ask any 90 year old coal miners if they disagree…oh wait, there aren’t any. They all died of black lung.

  • This is what happens when war criminals aren’t prosecuted: Their spawn attempts to continue the evil perpetrated by their forebears.

  • At least this time she’s running for an open seat so she might have a chance.

  • olandp

    Forget about rising sea levels and global climate change, the coal industry needs to keep going to make money for the really important people. So what if it leaves an uninhabitable world, they will be dead and buried before it gets that bad anyway.

  • Piet

    May her campaign funds dry up faster than Death Valley in spring, and may her candidacy be short-lived and useless. May her husband and children distance themselves from her and may her father withhold his endorsement. May she quarrel again with her sister and demonstrate again how untrustworthy she is. May she lose spectacularly.

    • Beagle

      And then, may things get bad for her.

  • lattebud

    The Republican establishment didn’t like her when she ran for Senate and that came out in a very public way. I am confident that the Republican Party of Wyoming is quickly finding someone to challenge her who will be more respected and supported than Liz, destroying her inflated sense of entitlement and status. And I can’t wait to see Mummzie and Daddzies efforts slammed down.

  • Kissmagrits

    Darth Dickwad’s fifth and crucial draft deferment wants to represent Wyoming?

    Charming.

  • Gianni

    What did America ever do to the Cheneys to deserve this recurring punishment? The idea of her in the Congress is really chilling.

  • NancyP

    Carpet-bagging Jackson Hole occasional resident (her legal primary residence). No Wyoming voter is going to go for someone whose main contact with the state is a high-priced resort.

  • Michael Hampton

    So THAT’S why she did that tour with her Dad during the summer when she said that America loves him.