Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Cheney The Carpetbagger

Yesterday morning, Liz Cheney used Facebook to explain why she was running for  the House of Representatives. . .  unfortunately, she had location enabled in her Facebook settings, which revealed that she had uploaded the post from her actual residence in Alexandria, Va.

Cheney, the Republican daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, has faced criticism that she’s not firmly enough rooted in the Cowboy State.  Liz Cheney lived in Wyoming as a child and she and her husband bought a house in Wyoming four years ago in advance of her failed 2014 Senate bid.  In an interview with the Casper Star-Tribune this past weekend, Cheney claimed that she’s been heavily involved in her Wyoming community as a mother to five children.

After the post was widely shared on social media, her campaign updated the post to remove the location, using the ubiquitous excuse: “It was a campaign glitch."

There's no doubt Liz Cheney has unintentionally outed herself as a carpetbagger. In Wyoming, most candidates for political office differ very little in their conservative positions-- which is why other factors (such as integrity and honesty) can often make the difference.

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