(Community Matters) Think about it – Liz Cheney, a candidate willing to toss the rights of her sister (or even at least publicly) to get elected. Geez. I don’t really get why folks make these Faustian bargains for political office but suppose it’s their definition of power & prestige.
Politico Playbook: 2014 WATCH – “Mary Cheney Criticizes Her Sister on Same-Sex Marriage,” by N.Y. Times’ Jonathan Martin : “Mary Cheney, the younger sister of Liz Cheney, a Wyoming Senate candidate, sharply criticized her sister’s stance on same-sex marriage and urged her own Facebook friends to share the message. Posting on Facebook on Friday evening, Mary Cheney, who is gay and married her longtime partner last year, wrote: ‘For the record, I love my sister, but she is dead wrong on the issue of marriage.’ Their father … supports same-sex marriage … Earlier Friday, Liz Cheney revealed her position on same-sex marriage, a topic she has kept relatively quiet about since declaring her candidacy in July against incumbent Senator Mike Enzi, Republican of Wyoming.
“‘I am not pro-gay marriage,’ Liz Cheney said in a statement responding to an apparent push poll against her in Wyoming. ‘I believe the issue of marriage must be decided by the states, and by the people in the states, not by judges and not even by legislators, but by the people themselves.” … Liz Cheney’s stance underlines the degree to which full-throated support for same-sex marriage, even in a libertarian-leaning state like Wyoming, still poses a political risk in a Republican primary. Mr. Enzi opposes legalizing same-sex marriage.” http://nyti.ms/170Cs19
Mephistopheles always collects.