Simpson responds to Lynne Cheney's "shut up": "You are going to get facts without rumor & innuendo, BS & mush."

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Here is a rather lengthy and colorful statement to the Cody Enterprise from Al Simpson, former U.S. Senator, Wyo. (Retired) and another from his wife Ann. They're responding to this:

(Lynne Cheney) said, “How could you forget the little eight-year-old girl (Liz) who campaigned with us and for you in 1978? How could you not support her?” I said, “You don’t understand. I’ve known Mike Enzi for over 35 years ...

... And then Lynne Cheney said, “Oh, I’ve heard enough of that and I don’t want to hear anymore. I just want to tell you something, ‘Shut up – just shut up – shut up.’” Three times. I wandered off – stunned.

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Here are a few excerpts from Alan Simpson's statement. Please follow the link for the entire response along with a much shorter one from his wife:

First, this is not about Dick Cheney... We have campaigned for each other each and every time we ran – and neither of us ever lost an election! We have been in the trenches, we’ve been carpet bombed, shot at and missed, shot at and hit, abused, trampled, been both victims and victorious, and I would lay my life down for him. So indeed, it is not about Dick. It is about Lynne and Liz Cheney. So hang on tight because you are going to get some clear and true facts without rumor and innuendo, or any accompanying B.S. and mush. When somebody tells me to “Shut up” then it’s time for me to say to them, “Put up!” [...]

[S]he continued to cajole and work on me for me to say something else that she wanted. I was rather appalled at that but we had a cordial conversation and she asked me to tell her what I had heard about her, and I told her, much to her irritation – at least as to one aspect – and I told her what negatives people have said about me, and she said, “I agree. I have heard that.” [...]

In public life I have been called everything – and that goes with the territory... I’ve been called fool, idiot, boob, bonehead, dink, slob, greenie, soot-covered slob, all the rest – and that is “fair,” believe it or not, in politics. But what is not “fair” in my mind – and never has been – is when someone tries to distort who I am – as a person – and that was done on that evening of Sept. 21. In all of my 35-40 years of public life in Wyoming, I’ve never been called one particularly offensive name – and that is, a liar... and it sure as hell won’t work this time.

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  • Sally

    B ut it's Lizzie's 'turn' now. And she is so in love with Wyoming that she has never even lived there until she decided it would be a fine place to get elected to DC for her first elected office. Only, Liz, people don't like your father, and they don't like you. So have a blast spending the Koch money and losing. Maybe Sarah will come to one of your rallies if you pay her enough or promise her lots of TV cameras.