Dick Cheney: All Heart

Dick Cheney: All Heart

Was it just last year that Papa Dick Cheney blessed the same-sex marriage of younger daughter Mary? It was a touching moment, love overcoming Republican dogma.

Then ambitious older daughter Liz Cheney decided to base her carpetbagger Wyoming senate campaign on opposition to same-sex marriage. “I do believe in the traditional definition of marriage,” she told Fox News. Sister Mary noted that Liz is “on the wrong side of History” in denying equality to all families.

And Papa Dick Chaney, a man who bucked the 2000 GOP platform and endorsed marriage equality? A man whose grandchildren have two mommies? Certainly he stayed out of a fight between his daughters, since he loves them both equally, right?

Wrong. He’s backing Liz. Expect an uncomfortable Thanksgiving dinner at the Chaney house.

Wait a minute. Didn’t Dick Cheney mellow after he left office as Vice President and got a heart transplant? Nope. He’s flogging a book about that heart but won’t think about the donor: “It’s my new heart, not someone else’s old heart.”


“Marriage issue ignites family feud for Cheneys,” Alex Dobuzinskis, Reuters via Columbus Dispatch

Liz Cheney’s “Family Values” Mean She Doesn’t Support Her Sister’s Gay Marriage,” Noreen Malone, New Republic

“Cheney Family Values,” Frank Bruni, New York Times blog

“The Cheneys’ Gay Marriage War,”  Michelle Cottle, Daily Beast

“Cheney sisters spar over gay marriage: Why now?” Annie Groer, Washington Post blog

“What Liz Cheney got wrong,” Ruben Navarrette, CNN

“Dispute Over Gay Marriage Erupts in Cheney Family,” Jonathan Martin, New York Times blog

“How Liz Cheney Became the Black Sheep of the Family,” Garance Franke-Ruta, The Atlantic

“Alan Simpson slams Liz Cheney,” Elias Isquith, Salon

“Cheney family clash over gay marriage reflects broader divide within GOP,” Matea Gold and Sean Sullivan, Washington Post

“Why the Cheneys’ gay marriage feud could burn the GOP,” Jon Terbush, The Week


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