Cheneys Rising

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Nadia Mustafa

Members of the Vice Presidents family are nabbing government promotions and book deals. No one is screaming nepotism, since they are all Beltway veterans and many had promising careers in government before Cheney began his first term. His wife had just written a new book, daughter Elizabeth and her husband were successful lawyers, and Mary worked in public relations. But there’s no doubt his re-election has been good for the family. –By Nadia Mustafa

WIFE Lynne Cheney, 63, is senior fellow in education and culture at the American Enterprise Institute and on the board of the Reader’s Digest Association

ELDEST CHILD The No. 2 U.S. diplomat for the Middle East, Elizabeth Cheney, 38, was appointed Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs in February

SON-IN-LAW President Bush nominated Elizabeth’s husband Philip Perry, 40, to the post of general counsel at the Homeland Security Department

SECOND DAUGHTER One of her father’s top campaign aides, Mary Cheney, 36, recently signed a $1 million book deal with Bush strategist Mary Matalin’s new Simon & Schuster imprint

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