Friday, November 22, 2013

Behind the Ad: Liz Cheney doth protest too much about her roots

Who: The Liz Cheney campaign for the U.S. Senate

Where: Wyoming

What's going on: Liz Cheney may have deep family roots in Wyoming, where she is contesting the GOP nomination for a Senate seat against incumbent Republican Sen. Mike Enzi, but she had been living in Virginia until a short while ago.

Sure, she bought a home in Wyoming last year. And, no doubt, her family has a long history there. Her father represented Wyoming in Congress in addition to being vice president.

Some people care when a persons moves into a district for the specific person of running for office. Others care not so much. Ms. Cheney's clearly thinks it's an issues because she defends herself vigorously in the ad below.

Maybe it was the words in an editorial by the Gillette News Record that got under her skin.
Hey, Liz Cheney: If you want to run for U.S. Senate, try it from Virginia or some other state.

We already have a U.S. senator - one who has spent his life in Wyoming, one who took on the unenviable job of leading Gillette through the boom in the '70s and '80s, one who served for years in the Wyoming House and Senate before he ran for the U.S. Senate, one who could be in line for chairmanship of the Senate Finance Committee, and most importantly, one who says he wants to run again.

Maybe too it was the results of a recent poll that shows her 53 points behind Enzi that led her to work so hard to convince Wyomingites that she belongs.

Not for nothing, but Liz Cheney seems like a real shit. I hope the voters in the state don't reward her for it.


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