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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soundoff (182 Responses)
  1. Peter (CA)

    Writing her dad's memoirs? Is there enough cow blood in Wyoming to finish the book?
    Well, she has already begun to practice her dad's scorched-earth politics.

    Run for whatever you want. But, America knows what a sociopathic and devious minion your father is.

    May 26, 2009 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  2. I used to like CNN but not anymore!

    That's one horse that's sure to be dead coming out of the gate! Good luck with that one!

    May 26, 2009 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  3. wb3

    How can a lesbian be a part of a conservative party?I thought republicans stood for white wealthy men that are living in the past.I still have a lot to learn about politics.

    May 26, 2009 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  4. Artie

    WOW! Everyone wants another Cheney in office!

    May 26, 2009 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  5. Lynn

    Oh, Lord. We already have Palin.

    May 26, 2009 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  6. cheryl

    Enough already!

    May 26, 2009 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  7. sara

    Trying to give the other "nuts" hope. Not!

    May 26, 2009 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  8. Cynthia - Arkansas

    She need to go to her dad's undisclosed location and stay there! She is nothing but another hack. Like father, like daughter.

    May 26, 2009 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  9. jms

    It speaks volumes about where her head is. Please stick it back in the sand.

    May 26, 2009 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  10. Mary

    A second Cheney running for office? This country can't afford another Cheney.

    May 26, 2009 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  11. Dave

    I hope that she has more brains than her father.

    May 26, 2009 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  12. Lizzard Liz Will Never Make It

    That's all she can do, run for office. There are some peabrains who still think torture is good and will elect her. Her family name is at stake because her father rode this country in the ground. But no matter, she will never be elected on a national level. She's too petty and she has too many of her father's evil genes. Moving on....

    May 26, 2009 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  13. Reggie

    I'm sure Wyoming is the only state where you even have a chance of running for anything without anyone laughing themselves into tears. Go away Cheney's. You've done enough damage to America.

    May 26, 2009 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  14. Robin in Tampa, FL

    Ha! I think Jeb Bush has a better shot at running for office than Liz Cheney has, and that's not saying much.

    May 26, 2009 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  15. Carmichael Beljackson

    Oh my GOD,does she really think anyone is buying this.Who doesn't know that this is just an attempt to get attention.lizzy let me make this plain and simple,Ralph nader would be elected president and serve
    five consecutive terms beating FDR's record before you will win even the republican primary.

    May 26, 2009 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  16. Brent

    Yeah, she'll win an election just as soon as Jeb Bush does.

    May 26, 2009 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  17. Joanna

    Ohh please do liz! Obama 2012!

    May 26, 2009 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  18. R Wolf

    Please, I wouldn't even vote for her for the office of dog catcher. The dogs deserve better!!!!!!

    May 26, 2009 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  19. Krokus

    This nation really does not need more "dynasty" politics. Those of us that work for a living really cannot contemplate running for office, but the idle children of the powerful can make those sorts of plans.

    This is just another example of the rich extending their priviledges into several generations thru family; can anyone really imagine Liz thinking for herself, no matter what side of the aisle she is on?

    May 26, 2009 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  20. Dan

    She would make a very tough candidate-she is very intelligent and she has won every debate defending her dad.

    May 26, 2009 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  21. Andrea

    OMG that woman is such a twit. She gets slammed right in the middle of an interview and she doesn't even know it. Just another Palin Shrill.

    May 26, 2009 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  22. portlandon

    Go Liz!

    You are a strong woman, intelligent and you piss off all the right people. The woman of the GOP have more guts than the spineless weasels of the past few years.

    May 26, 2009 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  23. Georgia

    The rotten apple doesn't fall far from the tree ! What a dispicable (wo)man !

    May 26, 2009 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  24. Claudia in Houson

    Liz Cheney who or is it Dick Cheney all over again. Nope, won't work Liz you and your father are joined at the hip and we won't forget.

    May 26, 2009 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  25. Jasmine in Germany

    Please don't ruin the lives of your children by embarrassing them through "false dreams, false fulfilments, and false legacies".

    May 26, 2009 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
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