A Sense of Entitlement

I’ve been struck by Liz Cheney’s sense of entitlement to start her political career by running for the Senate without getting elected to any lower office first.

By contrast, Mike Enzi, the incumbent senator she is trying to oust, was a Wyoming mayor and a member of both the Wyoming House and the Wyoming Senate before moving up to the U. S. Senate.

Wyoming’s other senator, John Barrasso, was appointed to the Senate when Senator Craig Thomas died in 2007.  He then won a special election in 2008 and a full term in 2012.  But before his appointment to the U. S. Senate, he had served in the Wyoming Senate.

Her unwillingness to serve even briefly at the state level seems awfully presumptuous to me.

Cheney Run Based on Ageism

Wyoming Senate candidate Liz Cheney, 46, called her primary opponent, incumbent Sen. Mike Enzi, 69, “confused” twice in response to a question about his claim that she told him she wouldn’t challenge him if he ran for re-election.

She really can’t claim Enzi isn’t conservative, so she has to claim he’s too old.

I’m not sure this is a great strategy in a place like Wyoming where lots of people in their 70’s and 80’s still work hard every day on their farms and ranches.  And she comes across as unlikable to begin with…