Lynne Cheney, the Senator from Wyoming?

Lord help us.

Cheneylynne“The death of GOP Sen. Craig Thomas will not affect the balance of power in the Senate. Wyoming bars a governor from appointing someone of the opposite party to replace a deceased lawmaker. The state GOP will select three potential replacements and submit those names to Gov. Dave Freudenthal (D), who will then choose one for the vacancy. The entire process will happen in the next 15-20 days. A special election to fill the remainder of Thomas’ term will be held in November 2008. As with any death of an elected official, the politics of the appointment process will be something to watch. Freudenthal is likely the best candidate Democrats could come up with to run in the special election, so he may be appointing a future political opponent. In years past, there has been idle speculation of Lynne Cheney’s interest in running for office. Don’t be surprised if her name pops up at some point in this process.”


  1. Aaron says

    As much as a despise the Cheney family, her being appointed would be a best-case scenario for LGBT rights. I wouldn’t hold my breath, though.

  2. Jonathon says

    Aaron, the Cheney’s have put politics in front of their daughter at every turn. I am sure that if Lynne Cheney is appointed to the Senate that she will be in lock-step with the other deadenders like her husband. She is no friend to the gay community now, and she sure wouldn’t be if she were in the Senate.

    To see her smarmy face in the Senate would make me physically ill. It’s bad enough that we have to see her husband’s evil, smirking face every time we turn around. I just wish that both of them would crawl back under a rock somewhere and leave the rest of us the hell alone.

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