Liz Cheney: My Take
Look, I’m no Liz Cheney fan. Don’t get me started on Halliburton or her dad’s invasion of Iraq because Bush was planning his post-presidency painter career and had turned the matter over to her father and his partner in felony fuck-ups, Rumsfeld. Just don’t get me started. And her voting record? The fact that even though her sister is gay, she voted against gay marriage and didn’t attend her sister’s wedding? Seriously? Let’s not go there. On January 6, she was terrified and later yelled at her colleague — I think it was McCarthy — that their party was to blame for this. The result? That was her line in the sand.
I have written about lines in the sand and how that moment in chambers seemed to be hers. But make no mistake: Liz Cheney is no Florence Nightingale, and I have no empathy for her as a human being. I believe her father charts her career and the two of them are moving on to her presidential run. However, I may be wrong about that, because if that’s the case, I think she would not have spoken out after the Supremes took away our abortion rights. I believe she would have been silent on the issue. So maybe she is a person who is living her principles; I can’t be sure.
But I watched her speech when she conceded, and I’ve seen her give a few interviews since. I have looked into her eyes the way Bush Jr. looked into Putin’s eyes, and we all know how that worked out, so take this with a grain of salt, or maybe a gram of salt.
We women want to be liked, loved, admired. We work hard at it. She had 70% of the vote the last time she ran in a primary, and as she has said over the past few days, she knows what she needed to do to get that percent again, but she wasn’t willing to do it. But I can see that she is sad. That’s my ill-informed take on it, and I’m sticking to it. I have no idea what she thinks in private, but I do know that when you go from being an admired person all across your home state to someone who is receiving death threats and outrageous statements from those who care more about power than their moral compass, it has to have a profound effect on you.
My hat is off to you, Liz Cheney, for your work on the House select committee. I will not support you for anything other than your having concluded the hearings in the same manner in which you handled them throughout: firmly, clearly, factually. I thank you for your service, and I do so with much sincerity. I’m so very sorry your state is filled with the type of people it appears to be filled with. I have no idea how to describe them; I just know they are not my posse.
Liz, I would point out to you that Hillary moved to another state and ran for a Senate seat. Yep, it worked for her. I’m thinking Kansas might be perfect for you. But don’t even think about being the first woman president. Please.