Skip to comments.Liz Cheney Demands Kerry Apology
Posted on 10/17/2004 7:40:47 AM PDT by Kaslin
In a face-to-face encounter with John Kerry's daughter Alexandra, gutsy Liz Cheney demanded an apology on Saturday for Kerry's decision to publicly identify her sister Mary as "a lesbian" to a presidential debate audience of millions.
Sitting right next to Alexandra while the two guested on ABC's "Good Morning America," the married mother of four said a Kerry apology "would be appropriate."
But Alexandra didn't stray from the Kerry campaign's edict that Mary Cheney's sexuality is "fair game," telling the Liz, "when you choose to be part of a campaign, you choose to make yourself public." The day before, top White House aide Mary Matalin also suggested it was time for Kerry to apologize - but so far the top Democrat refuses to acknowledge he was wrong.
The reaction to Kerry's "lesbian" outburst - and the way his campaign has mishandled it - has been overwhelmingly negative, with polls showing that, by a margin of two-to-one, Americans think he was wrong to "out" Cheney in Wednesday night's debate.
Some pundits thought that the gay-baiting ploy could be politically fatal, with WABC Radio's Monica Crowley flatly predicting on Saturday that it could "cost Kerry the election."
Even the Christian right - who team Kerry thought would be turned off to learn that a member of President Bush's political family is gay - has rallied to Mary Cheney's defense.
Columnist Zef Chafets noted in Sunday's New York Daily News, "Well-known political preachers like Jerry Falwell and James Dobson have gone out of their way to defend her right to privacy. Conservative radio talk shows and Web sites have been flooded with denunciations of Kerry and support for Mary."
I wouldve demanded that Fat Pig Edwards TELL ME TO MY FACE I was ashamed of my child.....where does she get off telling anyone how "they FEEL"......
How does the John and Teresa consider Cheney's daugher's private life fair game but not consider their financial information, Kerry's divorce records and his military records fair game?
Some one should point out to Alexandra that if Mary Cheney is fair game so is the fact that her own father made her a bastard.
Or demanding that he sign the form 180 for the release of his records
Heh, heh...this guy has no clue into his opponents' thinking.
Exactly. The Bush's and Cheney's have more class, character and morals than to sink to the level of kerry/edwards. Liberals amongst other things are hypocrites!
Can you imagine the outrage from the MSM/Kerry Campaign if anyone from the Bush campaign mentioned Kerry's daughter's anatomy in the see through dress? Or the obesity of Liz Edwards in relation to health care costs? They are campaigning, does that make those topics "fair game"?
There is nothing a liberal politician could do that would be politically fatal, as long as the MSM is running interference. A better example of John Edward's "Two Americas) is nowhere to be found than the hypocracy of the media.
Because they are both morally bankrupt.
It is incredible that Alexandra Kerry has inherited the lack of core values from her father. She is a future doctor, just imagine her treating you and your loved ones. Liz Cheney should slap her on national TV for her stupid response.
Fantastic point! That should go to the MSM for follow-up...but don't hold your breath.
No good thing can ever come from airing other peoples dirty laundry.
Obviously this is one of many things that JFkerry missed out on while attending boarding school.
I wish I'd seen that!
btw, I believe the author got it wrong--Mrs. Cheney's first name is "Lynne."
Yes that was her