Why Lynne Cheney Keeps Her Voice Down

Mrs. Cheney, once a cultural warrior, is standing quietly by her man

Lynne Cheney won't play it up, but she's making feminist history, more so than stay-at-home, stand-by-her-man Hillary Clinton did. Cheney is the very first Second Lady to keep her day job (and her seat on two corporate boards). When she's in town, Cheney, toting a brown bag with a salad and bottle of water, goes to work at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank, in a boxy building in downtown Washington, where she is currently working on a book about heroic American women.

When she gets there, or anywhere else these days, Cheney is a lot more subdued...

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