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Liz Cheney for Office?

While Dick Cheney is positioning himself as the GOP's unofficial spokesman, conservatives have an eye on his daughter, Liz, who they say is more likeable. Liz combines her father's focus with her mother's softer touch: "It's a two-fer. She comes off a bit better than he does sometimes," a conservative consultant said. Liz has been appearing on TV more and more, following her father's speech criticizing Obama's policies with a CNN appearance this week, and is becoming so popular in some circles she's been encouraged to run for office. One supporter suggests she build up a following in a conservative think tank to prepare her to take on a major role in a Republican administration. Others say she is too busy raising five children and helping to write her dad's book to get into politics: "She's a chip off the block!" a friend said.