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Dick Cheney attending his daughter Liz Cheney’s swearing-in to the US Congress in January 2017 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Cheney

Nepotism is a sort of favoritism, based on kinship: “Nepotism at work can mean increased opportunity at a job, attaining a job or being paid more than other similarly situated people.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nepotism

Liz Cheney was working for the US State Department (Eastern Europe-Russia) when her father was Secretary of Defense, before she graduated from law school in 1996, and again (Middle East) when her father was Vice President, after she had graduated from law school. She was paid $152,000 per year in 2006. $152,000 in July of 2006 had the purchasing power of $218,324 in May of 2022. https://www.bls.gov/data/inflation_calculator.htm

Trailer for the movie about her father: “Vice”

link https://youtu.be/aSGFt6w0wok

Liz (Elizabeth) Cheney doesn’t appear to have had any special qualifications, which set her apart for her jobs, except her family connection/name. People with college degrees and JDs have been a dime a dozen, for a very long time, and she doesn’t appear to have gotten much from her education.

What was she doing in Eastern Europe and Russia during the democratic and economic transition in the 1990s? What were her qualifications, apart from her name? Her senior thesis wasn’t about democracy or economics. She doesn’t appear to have language skills. Did she train Putin in dictatorial war powers? What about China? Her thesis was entitled “The Evolution of Presidential War Powers” (1988). According to Zac Frank (2009): “In 1988, while Dick Cheney was Wyoming’s sole representative in the House of Representatives, his daughter’s senior thesis was quietly published in Colorado Springs. The 125-page treatise argued that, constitutionally and historically, presidents have virtually unchecked powers in war. Thirteen years before her father became vice president, she had symbolically authored the first legal memorandum of the Bush administration, laying out the same arguments that would eventually justify Guantanamo and extraordinary rendition, wiretapping of American citizens, and, broadly, the unitary theory of the executive that shaped the Bush presidency” ( “Elizabeth Cheney, Bush Legal Counsel: What a 1988 college thesis by the former vice president’s daughter tells us about the Bush presidency”, By Zac Frank, Jan. 29, 2009, Slate Magazine. https://web.archive.org/web/20210116172657/https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2009/01/what-elizabeth-cheney-s-1988-college-thesis-tells-us-about-the-bush-presidency.html )

Before attending law school, Cheney worked for the State Department for five years and the United States Agency for International Development between 1989 and 1993.”https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liz_Cheney

At US “AID, Cheney was Special Assistant to the Assistant Administrator for Asia and the Near East. Her responsibilities included the design and management of U.S. assistance projects in the Middle East and Eastern Europe.

She served in the US Embassy in Budapest, Hungary, as interim A.I.D. Representative in Warsaw, Poland and as A.I.D. Desk Officer for China.

In 1992, she became Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of State with responsibility for U.S. assistance projects to the former Soviet Union in the areas of privatization, financial sector reform, and defense conversion”. https://web.archive.org/web/20210625002741/https://speakerpedia.com/speakers/liz-cheney
After 1993, she took a job at Armitage Associates LLP, the consulting firm founded by Richard Armitage, then a former Defense Department official and later the Deputy Secretary of State.[24] After graduating from law school [1996], Cheney practiced law at the law firm of White & Case and as an international law attorney and consultant at the International Finance Corporation [1999-2002], a member of the World Bank Group. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liz_Cheney

2013 bio: https://web.archive.org/web/20130819171958/https://speakerpedia.com/speakers/liz-cheney
2021 bio: https://web.archive.org/web/20210625002741/https://speakerpedia.com/speakers/liz-cheney

Liz Cheney’s occupying the same US Congressional seat that her father, Dick Cheney, had from 1979-1989. Her father was Secretary of Defense for George H.W. Bush (March 1989-Jan. 20, 1993) and VP for his son, George W. Bush (January 20, 2001 – January 20, 2009).

In 2006, Elizabeth L. Cheney was a Foreign Affairs Personnel at the Department of State in Washington, District Of Columbia. Cheney began working at the Department of State in 2005 with a starting salary of $149,200. Since then, Cheney’s salary has increased to $152,000 in 2006. In 2006, Elizabeth L. Cheney was a ES-00 under the senior executive service payscale and is among the highest-paid ten percent of employees in the Department of State.”https://www.federalpay.org/employees/department-of-state/cheney-elizabeth-l

Press Statement
Richard Boucher, Spokesman
Washington, DC
February 14, 2005
Selection of Elizabeth Cheney as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State For Near Eastern Affairs and Coordinator for Broader Middle East and North Africa Initiatives

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice today announced the selection of Elizabeth Cheney as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs and Coordinator for Broader Middle East and North Africa Initiatives.

As Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Ms. Cheney’s duties will include a focus on U.S. bilateral and multilateral efforts to support freedom, democracy and expanded economic and education opportunities in the Broader Middle East and North Africa.

Ms. Cheney has served previously in government, most recently as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs from 2002 to 2003. Prior to that Ms. Cheney practiced law in the private sector and at the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group.

Ms. Cheney has also served as Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of State for Assistance to the former Soviet Union, and as a USAID officer in US embassies in Budapest and Warsaw.

Ms. Cheney received her bachelor’s degree from Colorado College and her law degree from the University of Chicago. 
Released on February 14, 2005
Richard Armitage: “From March 1992 until his departure from public service in May 1993, Mr. Armitage (with the personal rank of Ambassador) directed U.S. assistance to the new independent states (NIS) of the former Soviet Union. In January 1992, the Bush Administration’s desire to jump-start international assistance to the NIS resulted in his appointment as Coordinator for Emergency Humanitarian Assistance. During his tenure in these positions Mr. Armitage completed extensive international coordination projects with the European Community, Japan, and other donor countries…https://2001-2009.state.gov/s/d/former/42439.htm

What did Liz Cheney really do in Eastern Europe and Russia? What connection, if any, does she have to the Harvard’s HIID, to Jeffrey Sachs, to Chubais, to Potanin, to Putin, to others?

October 26, 1992: “Conversation of Putin and V.V. with representatives of US Department of State headed by Mrs. Elizabeth Cheney. The conversation will be devoted to the creation of the Russian-American Foundation assistance to businesses.” “St. Petersburg External Relations Committee informational bulletins for 1992, Nos. 1-16

Liz Cheney Met Putin in 1992 in St. Petersburg; She Led US State Dept. Delegation on Creation of Russian-American Foundation Assistance to Businesses While Her Father was US Sec. of Defense


Not very impressive: “TESTIMONY OF NEA PRINCIPAL DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY ELIZABETH L. CHENEY, SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEE HEARING ON COMBATING TERRORISM THROUGH EDUCATION: THE NEAR EAST & SOUTH ASIAN EXPERIENCE“ APRIL 19, 2005 https://www.globalsecurity.org/security/library/congress/2005_h/050419-cheney.pdf (Her statement is rather trite, and commonplace. Her conclusions are not very useful ones. Anyone could have written them over a decade earlier. Sure, education, like Liz Cheney says. However, many of the terrorists have had degrees, and considered themselves educated. Education without jobs is problematic, as are Islamist teachers imported from abroad. So, her conclusions were well-known years before, and are trite and insufficient. )

RL32866 U.S. Assistance to the Former Soviet Union Updated March 1, 2007, by Curt Tarnoff Specialist in Foreign Affairs Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division“ Congressional Research Office: https://sgp.fas.org/crs/row/RL32866.pdf