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Dick Cheney Was 'Surprised' By 'Attack' On Daughter's Anti-Gay Marriage Stance

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Former vice president Dick Cheney was "surprised" that his openly gay daughter, Mary, and her wife used Facebook to "attack" his other daughter, Wyomi...

Dick Cheney Thrust Into 'King Lear'

Howard Fineman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Howard Fineman

Political dramas in the nation's capital usually partake more of Scandal or SNL than of Shakespeare, but we may need the Bard's unrivaled eye for profound family discord to tell the full story of the Cheneys right now. There are more than a few similarities between former Vice President Dick Cheney and King Lear: old men obsessed with the loss of power, attempting to pass their kingdoms on to ambitious daughters, each served by a loyal Fool for whom he cared to a pitiable degree. Cheney's even had the (White House) court jester's name of "Scooter." Like Lear, Dick Cheney seems destined to watch his family torn apart by his daughters' ambitions and beliefs -- and his own hubris.