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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  1. Dan, TX

    Sometimes I wish we had death panels. We'd look at the CNN blog posts and decide who was reasonable and calm and they could live, everyone else goes to the panel for judgment. LOL.

    President Obama is a middle of the road centrist. Let the left and right scream their heads off. The rest of us are concerned and upset with some decisions, and satisfied and relieved with other decisions. That's not too bad.

    January 10, 2010 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  2. Elliott Carlin

    Brazile worked for algore.

    This is all you need to know.

    BTW, Sarah/Liz 2012, or better yet, put Liz as Secretary of State.

    I'd vote for that.

    January 10, 2010 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  3. Sheila C. Clarke

    Dick Cheney was asked what are you going to do to
    change the plight of minorities particulary African
    Americans in American – he responded nothing. I do
    not have any interest of doing anything regarding African
    This was stated at the Debate of Cheney vs. Edwards
    I am an African American I have no feeling about
    Dick Cheney either.
    If Pres. Obama could have a magic wand and have: surplus
    in deficit, 100 per cent employment, no wars Dick Cheney
    would find something to criticize Pres. Obama

    January 10, 2010 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  4. Stevo

    It is much easier to be an "armchair" politician than it is to actually try to change all the things you criticize/cry about.

    This is why you see both Dick and his daughter shying away from public office. It's easy to be right when no one holds you accountable.

    January 10, 2010 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  5. annie against biased news

    Had almost forgotten about donna brazilnut since dnc 'selected' obama over Hillary. Seems like brazilnut has been in hiding. brazilnut is #3 on the list of racist, obama being #1 and opie wimpy #2.

    January 10, 2010 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  6. Mickey

    Yea, just what the GOP needs, the Devil's Spawn.

    Get a clue!

    January 10, 2010 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  7. btannerski

    Liz Cheney is another ideological, stubborn hyporcrite who is utterly concerned only for herself and her party instead of being concerned about America – the apple does not fall far from the tree. Purposeful ignorance and lying are standard behavior for this family.

    In some respects I wish she would replace Steele, assuring more Dem leadership. However, 30% of the population is as ignorant as the Cheneys...who knows what could happen!

    January 10, 2010 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  8. inthewest

    I don't understand how people get elevated to a false sense of accomplishment just because of their name. Liz is like Elizabeth Hasselbeck..I just keep asking, "just who are these women?"

    January 10, 2010 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  9. Kathy

    Cheney daughter to dem: "Please don't endorse me".

    Not a problem!!!

    January 10, 2010 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  10. "No one gets to walk between the rain." (Quote from Bob Seger); Randall in Torrance, CA (with two Master's Degrees from WWU)

    Dick Cheney has zero credibility ever since he left office as Jarge Bush's Commander-in-Chief. His daughter, Liz, is a Sarah Palin prototype and only is interested in rich CEOs and gigantic corporations that keep the middle-class from ever having health care and from achieving the American dream. If she is relying on her DNA to qualify her for public office or attempting to influence American politics based on her last name, she is deranged. No rational voter would ever believe anything she says or should take her opinions as gospel truth. Republicans have failed to grasp the fact that the majority of Americans never want a Republican administration AGAIN! Look what the result of 8 years of GOP rule has bought us to – the bankruptcy of our fanancial institutions and undended WAR debt and a ruinous foreign policy trail.

    January 10, 2010 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  11. andrewstl

    go away liz!!

    i endose her to go to an island and disappear

    January 10, 2010 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  12. Conrad

    Listening to any Cheney these days is as much a joke as Michael Steele. Neither has any credibility left.

    January 10, 2010 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  13. Carl Justus

    Liz Cheney is almost as revelant as Dick Cheney. Both would better serve America by keeping their mouths shut.

    January 10, 2010 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  14. Tom B

    Repeat after me: Republican Nepotism! Republican Nepotism!

    January 10, 2010 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  15. Viet.Vet(DC)

    God bless Donna Brazile, for the first time on TV, Liz Motor Mouth Obama Hater Cheney was fact check and muzzled by someone who wasn't afraid to talk facts and not allow her to go uncheck on every lie she was so use to getting away with on every talk show she is on.

    January 10, 2010 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  16. SNAPPA

    "keep America safe" what would she know about that?

    January 10, 2010 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  17. Tom

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

    God Forbid should this parroting dimbulb daughter of a loser vice president father would be offered the position of RNC Chair. Feel free Repubs to elect her only if you want to go to a permenant political stone age.

    January 10, 2010 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  18. eli

    Please don't endorse me? Isn't that like saying, please don't give me H1N1? WHO the F. who endorse you? You mouthpiece for your coward, war-mongering, hide in the cellar father!

    January 10, 2010 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  19. steve


    I do believe I'm one of the growing number of Americans that can't stand either of our major parties right now.

    They both make me sick.

    January 10, 2010 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  20. Lue Blacknell

    Liz Cheney needs to go home and take care of her babies, and when she is on Fox & This Week w/ George S., she can say whatever she wish-because their punk butts are not going to challenge her. George S. & George W., are nothing but some "puppets" -they should be on Fox! Liz Cheney is arrogant and full of lies just like her dad.

    January 10, 2010 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  21. Vicente

    Dynasties do not serve the public interest. The tendency in the GOP now to hand jobs to their privileged children is just another thing that turns OFF voters like myself. I'm sure this will appeal to the very small base of ANGRY OLD PEOPLE who liked the Old Guard, but for the rest of America it's completely unappealing. That was one thing Palin had going for her, at least she wasn't from generations of Beltway Bandits.

    January 10, 2010 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  22. rise

    since the repubs are saying that if it had been one of their own repubs who made the statement Reid did, it would be a different story, and you are right so I suggest don't make a statement like that

    January 10, 2010 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  23. Blue Patriot

    "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."

    Rush Limbaugh!

    January 10, 2010 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  24. Liz is the one............

    smart as a whip.....experienced, having worked in the State Dept.........
    great command of the situations we face......

    Liz Cheney 2012'

    January 10, 2010 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  25. All you have to do is.....

    listen to Liz Cheney speak for a while......and you'll see why she should be Obama's successor in 2012'.....

    Obama is ONE and DONE.

    January 10, 2010 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
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