I came very close to quitting my job for the Bush-Cheney '04 campaign. I seriously considered packing up my office and heading home to Colorado.— Mary Cheney
The most memorable Mary Cheney quotes that are guaranted to improve your brain
Campaigning in Wyoming is politics at its most retail level. It's done one voter at a time.
It wasn't a secret that I was gay. I'd come out to my parents during my junior year of high school, on the day that I also wrecked the family car.
I didnt know that President Bush would endorse a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.
In the 1980s, there weren't a lot of role models for gay teenagers.
I'm happy to say that I'm a lesbian in the world.
I know there are people who don't want to be called women comedians, but I think it gives a path to the fact that we live in extremely patriarchal times.
It's always better to deliver the news yourself rather than allow your boss to be surprised.
Heather and I decided we were going to be pretty low-key at the convention.
I'd rather not be known as the Vice President's lesbian daughter.
I'm not sure when I first knew that I was gay.
Having loving and supporting parents didn't make me feel any better about the possibility of seeing my personal life splashed across newspapers and tabloids.
There are millions of gay people in the United States, including well-known celebrities.
I always knew that there was something that made me different, and by the time I was in high school, I understood what it was.
For the record, I love my sister. But she is dead wrong on the marriage issue.
Every piece of remotely responsible research that has been done in the last 20 years on this issue has shown there is no difference between children who are raised by same-sex parents and children who are raised by opposite-sex parents. What matters is that children are being raised in a stable, loving environment.
Early numbers are always wrong.
The vice presidential candidate tends to be a bit of an afterthought.
Campaign staffers develop the ability to sleep through anything.
Life would be so much harder if I had to lie about who I was.
I'm probably a little more like my dad.
But because of my mom, I never saw being a woman as being an impediment to being able to do something. She had her Ph.D. before I was born.
I would also hope that no one would think about trying to amend the constitution as a political strategy.
It won't take 40 years for opposition to same-sex marriage to dissipate.
After being sworn in to office, vice presidents have usually been relegated to the sidelines, where they just don't get to do very much.