May 26th, 2009
05:13 PM ET
5 years ago

Liz Cheney doesn't rule out future run for office

Liz Cheney didn't rule out a run for office of her own.
Liz Cheney didn't rule out a run for office of her own.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Liz Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney and a former State Department official, said Tuesday that she isn't planning to run for public office anytime soon, but didn't rule out the possibility for the future.

Cheney, who has made headlines recently for an ambitious public campaign defending her father and attacking the Obama administration's national security strategy, said she is currently too busy at home to run for office.

"It's not something I'm focused on right now, I do have five little kids and I'm helping my dad to write his memoirs," Cheney said Tuesday in an interview on Fox News and posted on ThinkProgress.org.

"So I have a pretty full plate right now, but it's certainly something I could," she said before getting interrupted.

But Cheney's comments aren't the first time this possibility has come up. Former President Bush's top strategist Karl Rove was asked on Monday in an interview with Fox News if he thought that she should run for office. He responded, "she might."


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  1. Republicanssuckbigtime

    Just what the country needs - another idiot named Cheney. Do us ALL a favor and stay home. We've had enough Bushes and Cheneys to last us a lifetime and really, can our country survive anymore of you?

    May 26, 2009 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  2. Lisa in Shelton CT

    My bad – Liz would potentially be running for the party who hates her sister's lifestyle. If she can't connect with voters on wider issues than Rush and Hannity, it could be futile...

    May 26, 2009 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  3. Hotdog

    The only two people that I think would vote for her are her parents.

    May 26, 2009 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  4. Darth Vadik, CA

    With a name of Cheney, she would get elected with a 100% of votes in Hell.

    May 26, 2009 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  5. lovable liberal

    While they're at it, can the GOP find another Bush to run for office? That worked out so well, too.

    May 26, 2009 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  6. Ryan D

    Wow – good thing she hasn't ruled it out – would love to see her get her ass kicked.

    May 26, 2009 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  7. Greg

    Another Cheney?

    May 26, 2009 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  8. andrea

    NO, not another cheyney, no way

    May 26, 2009 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  9. Lol

    Maybe she'll have time to run for office in between visits to her father at a maximum security prison and maybe she won't. "she might"

    May 26, 2009 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  10. ELLIOT

    She is nothing

    May 26, 2009 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  11. LYNETTE IN CA

    LOL. I don't care how far out she's looking at doing this, the cheney name alone will be a downer.

    May 26, 2009 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  12. Paul

    Of course she's going to run – it's her obligation to complete her father's work.

    Darth Cheney didn't get a chance to finish the Death Star he was building for the Sith (with no-bid contracts to Halliburtion) so she has to.

    May 26, 2009 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  13. John S

    Liz Cheney she isn't planning to run for public office anytime soon, but didn't rule out the possibility for the future.

    Hahahahahahahaha. Good luck with that. Your definitely going to need it.

    May 26, 2009 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  14. jorge cabrera

    yeah. she is gouing to wait untill she is old enough, like dad!

    May 26, 2009 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  15. big daddy

    OH good grief Charlie Brown !!

    May 26, 2009 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  16. T.L.

    Sorry, I am not going to vote for you.

    May 26, 2009 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  17. tedious898

    Is there enough support for her in America for these ill conceived aspirations? I can't believe this.

    She will have to visit her dad in jail on the tax payer's dime. We could only hope.

    May 26, 2009 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  18. Illinoistom

    Very impressive woman. Articulate, thoughtful, well reasoned debater. The GOP would be well advised to help her if she pursues a political career. Remember, just a few years ago Obama was a back-bencher in the Illinois Senate needing permission from Emil Jones just to cast a vote and look how far he has come.

    May 26, 2009 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  19. Tom

    Well, she should rule it out. We've had enough of the Cheney's and the Bushies.

    May 26, 2009 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  20. Verouca Salt

    Good luck with that, Liz.

    May 26, 2009 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  21. Buddy Gilmour

    How nice, she's helping her Dad write his memoirs. What does that mean, making up stuff to explain things he doesn't want anyone to actually know anything about?

    May 26, 2009 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  22. brazen be thy name

    Nothing says vote for me like being famous for defending torture.

    May 26, 2009 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  23. paul (staunch Moderate)

    If she's out defending her father for his treasonist actions she'll make a terrific candidate for public office. It should make her easy to beat....

    May 26, 2009 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  24. jotan

    Father and his Prodigy. Hilter, Rush and Cheney. We "All" must be wary...................

    May 26, 2009 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  25. Proud American

    There should be some kinda law that prevents a second Moron from the same faimly holding public office.. How about the "Not another Moron Law"?

    May 26, 2009 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
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