Friday, November 12

Mary Cheney

The Cheney family didn't blink when Alan Keyes (R-Carpetbagger) specifically included Mary Cheney when referring to all gay people as "selfish hedonists." Then they famously freaked out when in the third presidential debate, John Kerry had the unmitigated gall to point out that she is in fact a lesbian whose family happens to care for her a great deal. So what treatment will this comment get:

...A Virginia pro-family advocate says the people who helped re-elect President Bush don't support homosexual relationships -- the administration apparently does. Joe Glover, president of the Family Policy Network, has worked tirelessly for family values, including the fight against legalized homosexual "marriage." He says it was conservative Christians who put the president back in office and who held to the belief that the president shared their views. But Glover says the day after the election, that all seemed to go out the window. "The day after George Bush was elected president again, because of this morals revolution taking place in our country, he allows his vice president to not only put his lesbian daughter on the platform, but to bring her lesbian 'partner' up on the stage with him," Glover says. "It almost seems to be a slap in the face from the get-go against the very conservatives that re-elected the president at a time when he ought to paying them some homage and respect." Glover says the Cheney daughter's open flaunting of her homosexuality is the antithesis of what the administration claims to stand for -- and that the post-election display sends a mixed message to Bush supporters. ...

A conservative is saying publicly that the mere public presence of Mary Cheney and her partner are "a slap in the face." Will the Cheneys ignore this insult to their beloved daughter, or will they get indignant?

If anyone were silly enough to take me up on it, I'll bet $100 that they don't make a peep.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Selective outrage aside (hardly shocking, given the personalities and ideologies involved), this is a great illustration of how goddamned stupid the people who voted for Bush/Cheney because they were gonna "git them fags" really are.

From the moment the gay marriage issue came up, Bush has said (paraphrasing, of course) "Civil unions are okay, I just don't want them to be married." Those comments ran on every news station when discussion of last session's constitutional amendment took place. He repeated the same in an hour-long ABC News interview less than a week before the election. You'd have to be an idiot not to have noticed it, and these people are idiots because they voted for Bush/Cheney based on something they never said they would do ("git them fags").

Not that I believe in the wisdom of "separate but equal," but damn, even this blue boy could see what they were saying.

11:59 AM  

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