WASHINGTON, DC – Liz Cheney is getting it from both ends these days.
The daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney is taking a beating on Facebook about her comments on same sex marriage made during an interview on Fox News Sunday.
She started off by saying, “I don’t believe we have to discriminate against people because of their sexual orientation.”
So far, so good.
She went on to say that she also believes same-sex partners should be eligible for health and life insurance benefits.
Instead of stopping there, she added that she does not support a constitutional amendment on same-sex marriages, then finished it off by saying she believes in the traditional definition of marriage.
It was that last part, about traditional marriage, that got her sister Mary and sister-in-law Heather Poe hot and bothered.
Poe started the online tongue-lashing with a Facebook post that she was disappointed in Liz’s stance on traditional marriage.
Then sister Mary got her licks in by posting that sister Liz is on the wrong side of history.
Liz Cheney apparently did not to want to make this a Facebook three-way, because she didn’t post a response.
The political irony is that Wyoming conservatives are hammering Cheney for not being stronger in her opposition to same-sex marriages.
That could be one reason current Wyoming senator Mike Enzi has a 52-point lead over Cheney in the latest poll, 69% to 17%.
They say sex sells, but apparently only the traditional kind in Wyoming.