January 10th, 2010
11:38 PM ET
8 years ago

Cheney daughter to Dem: 'Please don't endorse me'

'Liz, are you looking for a job?,' Democratic strategist Donna Brazile teased Sunday.

'Liz, are you looking for a job?,' Democratic strategist Donna Brazile teased Sunday.

Washington (CNN) – Outspoken Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele may be able to rest easy. Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President and an often outspoken conservative in her own right, said Sunday that she did not want to be endorsed for a bid to be the next RNC chair and Cheney defended Steele amid renewed concerns about his stewardship of the GOP's national committee.

"Liz, are you looking for a job?," Democratic strategist Donna Brazile teased Sunday when the two women were asked about Steele Sunday on CNN's State of the Union.

"Thanks," Cheney responded, "Donna, please don't endorse me for that."

"Go head, girl. Go head. Go head, girl. Go head." Brazile, a member of the Democratic National Committee, joked as she playfully nudged Cheney who was sitting right next to Brazile.

On a more serious note, Cheney, who served in George W. Bush's State Department and is now chair of KeepAmericaSafe.com, said Sunday that recent concerns expressed about Steele from within Republican ranks would ultimately end up mattering very little as the November midterm elections approach.

"I think he's making a lot of really important points," Cheney told CNN Chief National Correspondent John King about Steele.

"For voters out there sitting around their kitchen tables, they could care about these debates going on in Washington – who's running the Republican Party and who's not," Cheney said. "They want to know who's going to make sure that they've got jobs, who's going to cut taxes, who's going to keep the country safe. And I think those are the issues that will ultimately decide the outcome of these races."

In a number of media appearances intended to promote his new book in the last week, Steele stoked concern among some GOP Capitol Hill staffers, some RNC members and some Republican strategists who are worried Steele's criticism of past Republican missteps might be overshadowing positive news for the GOP as the party tries to build momentum heading into November.

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soundoff (83 Responses)
  1. Gosh!

    News Flash woman...Don't worry, even your own "intellectual" republicans won't endorse you!

    January 10, 2010 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  2. ANDROLOMA, Commerce City, Colorado

    Dynastic rule tends to promote further nepotism anyway.

    January 10, 2010 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  3. Preston k

    Pkm go get um girl one cheney is to much if you get rid of steele yot might want to get rid of russ limbum they are both the same person

    January 10, 2010 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  4. jack

    Please find a cave in the mountains of Wyoming to hide in. Your family has done more harm to this country than the 70 years of the Soviet Union. Your father should be on trial in the Hague for war crimes not giving interviews trying to re-write history to hide his traitorous actions.

    You should thank President Obama every day for not letting the Justice Dept. do its duty and bring charges against your vial father.

    January 10, 2010 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  5. always proud dem in nc

    One Cheney was enough, thank you. Who needs this bimbo opening her know-nothing mouth. Shut up Liz.

    January 10, 2010 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  6. Grandma

    Would not endorse her for dog catcher,

    January 10, 2010 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  7. Russ

    I would endorse Ms. Cheney to try out whatever torture her dad might have dreamed up for terrorists. I think this over-indulged woman needs to step into a dose of real-life.

    January 10, 2010 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  8. gary davis Harbor Oregon proud american

    maybe liz and palin can run for the republicans the new purist party of whites only .. LOL LOL talk about the bottom of the food chain .. best team up of the century mouth and ass .. LOL 🙂 making the democrats win over and over and giving the president more time to fix the 8 years of lies and fear and illigal wars . cheney needs to go to jail 🙂

    January 10, 2010 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  9. Randy

    Yes please dont, we dont need anybody related to cheney in any office.

    January 10, 2010 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  10. Russ H

    If she is anything like her father, please impeach her before she even starts. He is nothing but a liar, cheat and needs to go hunting and take Pelosi and Reid with him

    January 10, 2010 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  11. normajean

    Considering that her father still fancies himself and his opinions as viable,{which they aren't,}I think daughter Liz would be wise to stop parroting him and find a new direction for herself. At this rate she will be a "has been" before she's an "is".This man is so filled with hate and destruction that he is following the same path he has always followed by lighting fires in all directions without the least concern for this country nor the good people who have worked hard, raised their families only to have the whole thing fall apart around them with this mans hand on the button all the way. He profited mightily from the Iraq war so there has to be a payoff for him behind his attacks on the Democratic administration.

    January 10, 2010 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  12. Proud American

    I say endorse her. The Republican Party can always use another Moron.

    January 10, 2010 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  13. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    What is it going to take to get rid of these Cheneys' once and for all, even if they apologized we will never forget 9/11 as they wish/think we will for forget. We atleast deserve the courtesy feom them to shut up.

    January 10, 2010 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  14. veritas

    Lizzie somehow ignores the fact that Daddy and W were in charge when we had the worst terror attack in our history. And they were warned and did NOTHING! Oh, and the shoe bomber, lets not forget him. The GOP has no ideas. The only thing they can do is say "no".

    January 10, 2010 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  15. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    Cue the liberal hate machine, which apparently believes that the First Amendment only applies to them.

    January 10, 2010 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  16. jerseylou

    L.Cheney,just an inch smarter than S.Palin an inch less evil.

    January 10, 2010 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  17. Lynn

    Sarah Palin look out, you have competition. Liz Cheney is working the media and the GOP.

    January 10, 2010 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  18. Larry

    Relax Liz. We wouldn't endorse you for anything.

    January 10, 2010 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  19. Debra

    Donna, you go girl. You handle her narrow mind very well.
    I'm willing to bet you she wouldn't go one-on-one with Rachel Maddow. She nor her daddy.

    January 10, 2010 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  20. John Boehner is like Cleopatra, only he bathes in Cheetos

    Keep American Safe? What a bunch of garbage.

    Liz really means, Keep fragile right wingnuts scared out of their ever lovin' minds.

    January 10, 2010 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  21. John Boehner is like Cleopatra, only he bathes in Cheetos

    I cannot imagine any one endorsing Liz. She would make Michael Steele look like a genius.

    January 10, 2010 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  22. John Boehner is like Cleopatra, only he bathes in Cheetos

    Where did Liz get her national security information. Did her daddy debrief her illegally?

    January 10, 2010 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  23. BJ in NC

    Didn't Liz Cheney understand that Donna Brazile was not endorsing her? I can't berlieve she thought that Donna was serious. We have all heard Liz Cheney make remarks.

    January 10, 2010 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  24. mavcal

    Look whose talking. Donna Brazile is another turncoat – supporting Hillary until airhead Obama came on the scene. And now look at the mess – terrorism in the homeland, bankruptcies skyrocketing, three wars -joblessness, forclosures and a presidency that is founded on bail outs.

    January 10, 2010 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  25. D.D.

    We would like a Bush or Cheney to tremendously vote away.

    January 10, 2010 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
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