I would say they are definitely reading into it AND quite a dishonest title if you ask me. That is a stretch at best. I was expecting to read something about how George Bush added something on the website praising gay marriage or something. This is just a total distortion of the truth. Man I think this website and whoever the author is wanted George Bush to spit on Vice President Cheney or something. I am not for all this nonsense either, but to lie and distort is not right.
I imagine the White House has photographers on call every working day, as various photo ops occur. Lynne Cheney visited her father with his grandson, and the VP asked that a picture be taken.
I doubt whether Bush had anything to do with it, or that it means anything except that the Cheneys wanted a picture and a photographer was handy.
The photographer is paid by the government and puts his usual heading on it, to identify the photo in the usual manner.
>>Personally I think they are reading way too much into this, but I would agree that the caption to the photo isn’t in line with Whitehouse policy.<<
I’m not sure what policy this violate. Adoptive parents are frequently called parents. Its also just a courtesy to the child to not dwell on the lack of marital status or gender of the adoptive parent - its not the child’s fault.
Policy goes to Federal recognition of gay marriage and I think the Bush43 administration has been pretty clear on that.
They are not the parents.
All that fake artifical donor stuff does not make parents.
I do have to wonder what these people have to say to the countless adopted children out there. All the ones that are now in good, loving homes. I’d love to see them go up to a friend of mine and try to tell her the kid she fought so hard to adopt and loves with all her heart isn’t hers just because she didn’t give birth to him.
Maybe The White House has listened to Howard Stern:
“Lesbians mean big ratings!!!”
Oh, please! Give the Bush bashing a rest! The White House is simply acknowledging that the Cheneys have a new grandchild. I’m sure the Cheneys are happy to have him, regardless of the lack of marital status of their daughter.
I’m just guessing that this is the first semi-American Administration where this crap has happened. Contemporary semi(or pseudo)-american culture is vile.
I don’t think the White House recognizes homosexual unions and parenting. The policies of the Bush Administration have stood for marriage between one man and one woman. However, it’s a standard policy to release pictures of the new grandkids. That was all they were doing. I do feel sorry for the child because the child was purposefully deprived of a mother and father, and that is just not fair, imo. Plus, both these women are not his parents. A child has one mother and one father. In adoption, a new mother and father may take on the role of parenting, but that is a different situation than two women or two men. This child will also have a distorted view of morality. I am hoping Dick Cheney will be a father like figure to this little boy if his health holds up. Dick Cheney seems to support homosexual marriage, though, and it is most likely the child will grow up supporting it too.
My God have mercy on that lovely, poor little baby.