Liz Cheney Pulls a Palin: Quits Race for Wyoming U.S. Senate Seat

But does this mean she intends to run for president in 2016?

The AP is reporting that Liz Cheney, the right-wing extremist daughter of George W. Bush’s vice president, has quit her bid to oust Wyoming’s equally conservative senator, Mike Enzi:

Cheney cited “serious health issues” that “have recently arisen in our family” as the reason for her decision, according to a statement quoted in The New York Times.

The GOP official confirming Cheney’s decision spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to speak on the record.

Cheney moved her family from Virginia to Wyoming to run for the seat. Her effort to replace Enzi, a Senate veteran, angered and upset many Republicans and her campaign faced a number of problems.

Of course, it is a family characteristic of the Cheneys that they are unconcerned by it when they anger and upset people, including members of their own party.

During the race, Liz, who was raised in Virginia and lived there until she announced she intended to take Enzi’s seat, created a schism in her family when she denounced marriage equality in a desperate attempt to appeal to anti-gay bigotry among Wyoming Republican voters. Her sister Mary, a former shill for the conservative Coors beer company, is gay and married.

Although it seems unlikely now, Cheney’s dropping out of the Senate race leaves open the possibility she could run for president in 2016.

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