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Liz Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, is depicted as a rapidly rising Republican star in a New York Times profile piece out today. But despite her famous upbringing and own conservative creds, the 43-year-old’s star power apparently still lags behind a certain right-wing celebrity on the last of his 15 minutes of fame.[IMGCAP(1)]Cheney appeared at a recent gathering of conservative women in Nashville, Tenn., but she initially went unnoticed at the event, according to the Times. “She strolled in without entourage to a Sheraton ballroom, unrecognized at first, past a cluster of women getting their pictures taken with Joe the Plumber,— the article reads.That Joe. Never one to turn down a chance for publicity.Eventually Cheney was recognized, however, and promptly hounded for autographs and photos, including from other famous types.“‘Hey sister!’ the conservative columnist Michelle Malkin greeted Ms. Cheney,— the article reads. “They posed for pictures and air-kissed. Ms. Malkin proclaimed herself a ‘fan girl’ and told Ms. Cheney she was ‘doing a great job out there.’—Cheney continues to field requests for interviews and speaking engagements, the article notes. And Joe the Plumber? He’s actually expected to be in D.C. on Wednesday, appearing as a contestant in the annual “Funniest Celebrity in Washington— event. Submit your hot tips, juicy gossip or comments here.Can’t get enough HOH? Get a midday dose of fun and gossip with HOH’s One-Minute Recess, delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here — because everyone deserves more recess.

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