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(NBC News)   Liz Cheney swears she isn't a carpetbagger, despite moving to Wyoming with no job or any other real reason to be in the state but to run for office   (firstread.nbcnews.com) divider line 109
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2013-07-18 08:45:21 AM  
Caught a few minutes of a TV documentary entitled, "The World According to Dick Cheney" the other night.  It was like a Steven King novel.
 
2013-07-18 08:50:35 AM  

DamnYankees: "has no experience or professional or intellectual qualifications at all for this job"


Well you see, that only applies to black people.
 
2013-07-18 09:20:23 AM  

HighOnCraic: Satanic_Hamster: El Pachuco: Satanic_Hamster: WickerNipple: El Pachuco: When her father ran for VP in 2000, he claimed Wyoming residency because it's illegal for the President and VP to be residents of the same state and Bush was Gov. of Texas.

How Cheney ran Halliburton, in 2000 a Houston corp., from Wyoming, we can only imagine.  Halliburton didn't even have a regional office in that state.

Where the heck did you make that up from?

http://www.snopes.com/history/american/vicepresident.asp

The Snopes article shows I was correct.  Cheney claimed to be a Wyoming resident despite livinng in Texas.  I could've phrased it better though.

No it doesn't.

From wiki:

A few months before the election Cheney put his home in Dallas up for sale and changed his drivers' license and voter registration back to Wyoming. This change was necessary to allow Texas' presidential electors to vote for both Bush and Cheney without contravening the Twelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which forbids electors from voting for someone from their own state for both President and Vice President.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Cheney


The Electors shall meet in their respective states, and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twelfth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_ Co nstitution


You are right that Cheney changed residency to Wyoming for electoral purposes.   However, you are wrong that it'd be illegal for them to be running mates and from the same state.  It'd be perfectly legal for them to both claim Texas residency and run for President; however, it'd then be illegal for the Texas electors to vote for the both of them, meaning that they'd have to cast their Presidential vote for Bush and their Vice Presidential vote for someone else entirely.  Considering how close that election was, that would mean we'd have ended up with a Bush/Lieberman administration.
 
2013-07-18 09:28:36 AM  

DamnYankees: I don't have a problem with the carpet-bagging issue as much as I do with the whole "has no experience or professional or intellectual qualifications at all for this job" issue.


{cough} Hillary {cough}
 
2013-07-18 09:32:40 AM  

Abner Doon: El Pachuco: When her father ran for VP in 2000, he claimed Wyoming residency because it's illegal for the President and VP to be residents of the same state and Bush was Gov. of Texas.

LOL, no.  Where did you get this?


Probably got it from one of the FarkLibtard manifestos, you know, Media Matters, Daily KOS, HuffPo.
 
2013-07-18 09:41:41 AM  

Tumunga: DamnYankees: I don't have a problem with the carpet-bagging issue as much as I do with the whole "has no experience or professional or intellectual qualifications at all for this job" issue.

{cough} Hillary {cough}


Are you asserting that Hillary Clinton has neither the professional or intellectual qualifications, nor the experience, for public office?
 
2013-07-18 10:01:42 AM  

manimal2878: DamnYankees: "has no experience or professional or intellectual qualifications at all for this job"

Well you see, that only applies to black people.


Incidentally, they don't have many of them in Wyoming.
 
2013-07-18 01:31:48 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: Caught a few minutes of a TV documentary entitled, "The World According to Dick Cheney" the other night.  It was like a Steven King novel.


I watched some of that a couple of weeks ago.  All that I could think, as Cheney mumbled like an automaton about caring for the "welfare and safety of the country", is that I have written Visual Basic code that has contained more compassion, sincerity and humanity than this heartless (literally and morally) dickhead who is destined, upon his death, to simultaneously occupy the Fourth, Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Circles of Hell.
 
2013-07-18 02:50:19 PM  
well considering her dad grew up there and was a member of the House of Representatives for Wyoming, there's a bit of history. Granted, SHE didn't do those things, but she came to Wyoming for a reason.
 
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