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  • It's time for Republican Party leaders to embrace marriage equality [Mary Cheney]

    06/01/2015 11:28:22 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 73 replies
    FOX News ^ | 06/01/2015 | Mary Cheney
    There’s been a lot of discussion about same sex marriage over the last few months – particularly from the candidates running for the GOP nomination. Sometimes it seems as if they are in a contest to see who can be the most stalwart defender of “traditional marriage” – who can most effectively stoke the unfounded fears of the far right. When talking about same sex marriage, these candidates regularly throw around phrases like religious freedom and religious liberty, warn that marriage equality will lead to the criminalization of Christianity or the downfall of the American family, and fret that our...
  • Tea Party debacle implodes: Liz Cheney quits Senate race

    01/06/2014 12:58:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Salon ^ | January 6, 2014 | Joan Walsh, editor-at-large
    Yes, nepotism, carpetbagging and cruelty to her sister hurt -- but Cheney’s troubles show a movement near its end. OK, Liz Cheney was a carpetbagger from Virginia who had little to sell in Wyoming besides her father’s connections. Still, Vice President Dick Cheney’s daughter was not nearly as ludicrous a Senate candidate as Christine O’Donnell of Delaware, or Joe Miller of Alaska, or Sharron Angle of Nevada, or Joe Buck of Colorado, or … well, you get the point – all of whom won their 2010 Tea Party primaries against respectable conservative mainstream Republicans. That was 2010. On Sunday the...
  • Mary Cheney, Liz Cheney and Left-Wing Hate

    11/26/2013 12:16:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/26/2013 | Dennis Prager
    There are individual haters on the right and individual haters on the left. But there is no large-scale hatred in the United States of America today that compares with the hatred of the left for the right. Whereas the right regards the left as wrong -- even destructively wrong -- the left regards all those on the right as evil. Sexist, intolerant, xenophobic, homophobic, Islamophobic, racist, bigoted -- these are typical descriptions of the right made by the most respected names on the left. This hatred is what enabled MSNBC's Martin Bashir to broadcast -- reading from a teleprompter, meaning...
  • Sister says Liz Cheney's opposition to gay marriage 'dead wrong'

    09/01/2013 5:40:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 08/31/2013 | Noreen O'Donnell
    Mary Cheney, the younger daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney who married her long-time partner Heather Poe last year, chastised her older sister, a Republican who is running for the Senate, for her opposition to same-sex marriage in a posting on Facebook. Liz Cheney, who is seeking a Senate seat in Wyoming, said on Friday that she was "not pro-gay marriage." "For the record, I love my sister, but she is dead wrong on the issue of marriage," Mary Cheney wrote on Facebook, according to the New York Times. "Freedom means freedom for everyone," she wrote, repeating a phrase...
  • Liz Cheney: ‘I Am Not Pro-Gay Marriage’

    08/31/2013 1:31:21 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 47 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 31st, 2013 | Evan McMurry
    Wyoming senatorial candidate Liz Cheney definitively stated her opposition to gay marriage on Friday, despite the pro-marriage stance of her father Dick Cheney, and her sister Mary Cheney, who married her partner last year. “I am strongly pro-life and I am not pro-gay marriage,” declared Cheney in a campaign statement. “I believe the issue of marriage must be decided by the states, and by the people in the states, not by judges and not even by legislators, but by the people themselves.” Cheney issued the statement because she felt opponent (and friend of her father’s) Mike Enzi was “distorting her...
  • Mary Cheney: My Sister ‘Is Dead Wrong’ on Gay Marriage

    08/31/2013 2:00:54 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 75 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 31st, 2013 | Evan McMurry
    Mary Cheney, daughter of Dick Cheney and sister to Wyoming senatorial candidate Liz Cheney, severely denounced her sister’s statement on gay marriage, posting on her Facebook page that marriage was “not something to be decided by a show of hands.” “For the record, I love my sister, but she is dead wrong on the issue of marriage,” Cheney wrote. “Freedom means freedom for everyone. That means that all families—regardless of how they look or how they are made—all families are entitled to the same rights, privileges and protections as every other.” Mary Cheney encouraged her Facebook friends to share the...
  • Dick Cheney's Gay Daughter Gives Birth

    11/19/2009 9:54:52 AM PST · by DesertRenegade · 58 replies · 2,521+ views ^ | November 19, 2009 | VERTEX
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney's gay daughter is a mommy twice over. Mary Cheney gave birth to a six-pound-14-ounce baby girl Wednesday morning at Washington, DC's Sibley Hospital. The newborn, named Sarah Lynne Cheney, is the second child for the 40-year-old Cheney and her longtime partner, 48-year-old Heather Poe. The couple welcomed Samuel David Cheney into the world back in 2007. His birth sent shock waves through the Republican party and rekindled the debate over gay marriage. Cheney is the birth mother for both children. The couple has not revealed who is the biological father of either child.
  • Cheney's Daughter, Partner Have 2nd Child (Oh, joy!)

    11/19/2009 4:44:01 AM PST · by IbJensen · 100 replies · 4,073+ views
    CNS News ^ | November 19, 2009 | Staff
    Washington (AP) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney's daughter Mary Cheney has delivered a baby girl. It's the second child for Cheney and her partner of more than 17 years, Heather Poe. Sarah Lynne Cheney was born Wednesday morning at Sibley Hospital in Washington, weighing 6 pounds and 14 ounces. She is the seventh grandchild of the former vice president and his wife, Lynne. Mary Cheney and Poe had their first child, Samuel David Cheney, in 2007.
  • Dick Cheney: The Most Pro-Gay Vice President in History

    01/20/2009 10:39:23 AM PST · by AJKauf · 38 replies · 1,578+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | January 20 | B. Daniel Blatt
    His actions, especially his treatment of his gay daughter Mary, helped define him as the most pro-gay vice president in American history. In her book, Now It’s My Turn, Mary recounts how her father reacted when she first came out to him: “The first words out of his mouth were exactly the ones I wanted to hear: ‘You’re my daughter and I love you and I just want you to be happy.’” Later, he would welcome Mary’s partner Heather into their family. They sat together at President Bush’s first inauguration in 2001, his second in 2005, and even today at...
  • Stretch Marks: Globe Drags Global Warming into Editorial About Cheney Baby

    12/13/2006 4:18:21 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 8 replies · 444+ views
    Boston Globe/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Cato the Elder famously dragged Carthage into every speech, calling for it to be destroyed. Like a modern-day Cato who has played the DVD of "An Inconvenient Truth" way too many times, The Boston Globe manages to drag global warming into an editorial this morning about, of all things, the baby that Mary Cheney is expecting. Writing of the decision of Cheney and Heather Poe to bring a child into the world, the Globe claims that: "Like any couple choosing to become parents, they must have concluded that the joy of raising a child outweighs the uncertainties of introducing it...
  • Why Would Gays Want Children?

    12/10/2006 2:01:49 PM PST · by wagglebee · 823 replies · 9,745+ views
    Townhall ^ | 12/10/06 | Kevin McCullough
    Is there a more obvious product of heterosexual behavior than the creation of children? If so then isn't it somewhat peculiar that those who shun the behavior of heterosexuality so deeply crave the product that it brings? This week as I read the news that Mary Cheney, the 37 year old daughter of the Vice-President, was pregnant, I had many such questions running through my head. I'm not supposed to mind you. I'm not supposed to be allowed to think such things. I'm not supposed to openly wonder what such conclusions might mean. Such wondering might bash the belief structure...
  • It's a Cheney! (Reality Is a Blessed Event)

    12/09/2006 1:20:31 AM PST · by beyond the sea · 244 replies · 3,951+ views ^ | 12/8/06 | Ruth Marcus
    My only regret about Mary Cheney's pregnancy is that it didn't happen earlier -- say, during the 2004 presidential race, when Cheney was working for her father's campaign and his running mate was busy trying to write discrimination against people like her into the Constitution. Imagine a hugely pregnant Mary Cheney sitting in the vice president's box at the convention. Imagine Cheney and her partner, Heather Poe, cuddling their newborn onstage at the victory celebration. How perfectly that would have illustrated the clanging disconnect between the Republican Party's outmoded intolerance and the benign reality of gay families today.
  • Mary Cheney's Pregnancy Affects Us All

    12/08/2006 8:31:16 PM PST · by rakovskii · 794 replies · 11,987+ views
    Townhall ^ | December 7, 2006 | Janice Shaw Crouse PhD, Concerned Women for America
    Mary Cheney’s pregnancy poses problems not just for her child, but also for all Americans. Her action repudiates traditional values and sets an appalling example for young people at a time when father absence is the most pressing social problem facing the nation. With 37 percent of American children born to fatherless families, Mary Cheney is contributing to a trend that is detrimental to all Americans who will live with the ramifications of millions of children whose anger and frustration at not knowing their father will be felt in the public schools and communities of our nation. Mary Cheney is...
  • Mary Cheney's pregnancy affects us all

    12/07/2006 7:16:54 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 471 replies · 7,029+ views
    Townhall ^ | 12/07/2006 | Janice Shaw Crouse
    Mary Cheney’s pregnancy poses problems not just for her child, but also for all Americans. Her action repudiates traditional values and sets an appalling example for young people at a time when father absence is the most pressing social problem facing the nation. With 37 percent of American children born to fatherless families, Mary Cheney is contributing to a trend that is detrimental to all Americans who will live with the ramifications of millions of children whose anger and frustration at not knowing their father will be felt in the public schools and communities of our nation. Mary Cheney is...
  • Olbermann's Latest Low: Will Cheney Christmas Card Mention Daughter Mary's Child?

    12/06/2006 6:20:51 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 58 replies · 2,938+ views
    I don't track Keith Olbermann's descents into mean-spirited bad taste systematically enough to definitively proclaim that he has charted a new low. Let's just say that he has once again indulged his proclivity to traffic for political purposes in the worst of ill-will.Readers will recall during that during the 2004 presidential campaign, both members of the Dem ticket went clumsily out of their way to alert voters to the fact that Dick and Lynne Cheney have a gay daughter, Mary. In that same mean spirit, on tonight's Countdown Olbermann acidly observed: "the Vice-President is about to become a grandfather for...
  • Dick Cheney's Daughter Pregnant

    12/06/2006 9:18:37 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 159 replies · 9,357+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 12/7/06
    Mary Cheney, the openly gay daughter of Vice President Dick Cheney and wife Lynne, is pregnant, according to a published report. Mary Cheney, 37, and her partner of 15 years, Heather Poe, 45, are "ecstatic" about the baby, due in late spring, The Washington Post reported in Wednesday's editions, quoting an unnamed source close to the couple. The vice president's other, older daughter, Elizabeth Cheney, is on leave as deputy assistant secretary of state after having her fifth child with her husband in July. There was no formal announcement of either daughter's pregnancy from the vice president's office, but the...
  • Mary Cheney and Partner Are About to Be Moms

    12/05/2006 11:04:34 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 570 replies · 18,713+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 6, 2006 | Amy Argetsinger and Roxanne Roberts
    Mary Cheney, the vice president's openly gay daughter, is pregnant. She and her partner of 15 years, Heather Poe, are "ecstatic" about the baby, due in late spring, said a source close to the couple. It's a baby boom for grandparents Dick and Lynne Cheney: Their older daughter, Elizabeth, went on leave as deputy assistant secretary of state before having her fifth child in July. "The vice president and Mrs. Cheney are looking forward with eager anticipation to the arrival of their sixth grandchild," spokesman Lea Anne McBride said last night. Cheney, 37, was a key aide to her father...
  • Why Gay Activists Must Read Mary Cheney’s Book

    05/21/2006 7:02:19 PM PDT · by Sunsong · 74 replies · 2,392+ views
    Gay Patriot ^ | 5/20/06 | Gay Patriot West
    I just finished Mary Cheney’s book Now It’s My Turn: A Daughter’s Chronicle of Political Life and recommend it as the most important book addressing a gay topic of the year, if not the past few years. Indeed, it is must-read book for anyone who wishes to talk honestly about the Bush Administration’s record on gay issues. While I will not, at this time, write a complete review of the book, I expect this to be a continuation in a series of posts on the significance of the book — and what it reveals about the Vice President of the...
  • Mary Cheney spanked Diane Rehm on NPR today

    05/18/2006 8:13:44 AM PDT · by polymuser · 136 replies · 1,882+ views
    5/18/06 | polymuser
    Mary Cheney was just on NPR's Diane Rehm Show, promoting her new book "Now It's My Turn". She spanked Diane and the standard lib callers pretty darned good. Sounded like they just can't possibly fathom a conservative Republican gay person. She set them straight about her parent's investments going into a nonrevocable trust that goes to charity, about the 2004 election being about trust and national security and not about Republican misrepresentation, about her being a person speaking her own mind and not a glbt shrill, and other good stuff. She told a number of callers they were just wrong...
  • Cheney's gay daughter hits Bush stance on gay marriage

    05/14/2006 5:03:17 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 238 replies · 3,521+ views
    AFP ^ | May 14, 2006
    The lesbian daughter of US Vice President Dick Cheney hit out at President George W. Bush's support for a constitutional amendment proscribing gay marriage. Mary Cheney, 37, told Fox News Sunday that the idea, which was backed strongly by Bush's Republican Party during his 2004 re-election campaign and continues to be promoted by many conservatives today, was "a bad piece of legislation". "I think that is what the federal marriage amendment is, it is writing discrimination into the constitution. "It is writing discrimination into the constitution and, as I say, it is fundamentally wrong." "I would also hope that no...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 14 May 2006

    05/14/2006 4:56:29 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 993 replies · 15,906+ views
    Various big media television networks ^ | 14 May 2006 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, May 14th, 2006 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Laura Bush; author Mary Cheney; columnist Art Buchwald.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Former House speaker Newt Gingrich. FACE THE NATION (CBS): White House national-security adviser Stephen Hadley; Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa.; Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif. THIS WEEK (ABC): First lady Laura Bush; Sens. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., and Joe Biden, D-Del.; actress Reese Witherspoon. LATE EDITION (CNN) : Hadley; former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski; Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn.; Abdul-Illah al-Khatib, Jordanian foreign minister.
  • Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 5/13-5/14/06 (not the live thread)

    05/13/2006 3:29:13 PM PDT · by Phsstpok · 33 replies · 877+ views
    Network and Cable News | 5/13/06 | Network and Cable News Shows
    Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 5/13 - 5/14 (not the live thread)The main message is the Sunday Shows.  Message 1 will be the Saturday Shows and message 2 will be the show guest links post.  Then I'll post the ping list.ABC This Week (George Stephanopoulos) Meme: It's Mother's Day - they want the day off to be with Mom.Put Biden and Hagel on... it's autopilot time... we can phone this one in!We say that the NSA programs are all bad, therefore they're bad.  Don't listen to anyone else.See?  We're not being mean to (Laura) Bush, which means we're fair and...
  • 'Too little, too late' for Cheney's daughter to speak up

    05/12/2006 12:41:19 PM PDT · by gwb43_2004 · 44 replies · 2,120+ views
    USA TODAY ^ | MAY 12 | Opinion
  • Edwards defends choice to mention Cheney's gay daughter in debate

    05/10/2006 3:25:14 PM PDT · by Peach · 80 replies · 3,814+ views
    Associated Press and Charlotte Observer ^ | May 10, 2006 | BETH FOUHY
    John Edwards defended his decision to mention the sexual orientation of Vice President Dick Cheney's openly gay daughter in a 2004 debate, rejecting Mary Cheney's criticism in a newly released book. Attending a labor rally in New York on Wednesday, Edwards, a former North Carolina senator, was asked about Mary Cheney's comments about the 2004 Democratic vice presidential nominee. In her book, "Now It's My Turn," Cheney called Edwards a "total slime" and argued that he tried to use her sexual orientation as a political tool against her father. She said she mouthed an expletive after Edwards praised the Cheney...
  • Mary Cheney Considered Quitting 2004 Campaign Over Gay Marriage Issue

    05/08/2006 4:06:47 PM PDT · by skandalon · 469 replies · 6,226+ views
    ABC News ^ | May 3, 2006
    She says she considered quitting her role as campaign adviser over the issue of gay marriage, but Vice President Dick Cheney's daughter Mary Cheney tells ABC News "Primetime" anchor Diane Sawyer her sexuality has never created problems within her family. Mary Cheney discussed the campaign, her feelings about President Bush, life with her partner of 14 years, and what it was like to come out as gay to her parents. "I struggled with my decision to stay on the 2004 campaign," Cheney told "Primetime." Her personal challenge came when President Bush said the nation must defend the sanctity of marriage.
  • "Dad Was Fine When I Came Out of Closet" -- Mary Cheney

    05/02/2006 1:10:54 PM PDT · by meandog · 842 replies · 12,576+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | May 2, 2006 | Drudge
    New York, N.Y. – In her new memoir, NOW IT'S MY TURN(Simon & Schuster/Threshold Editions, 2006), Mary Cheney writes that when she told her parents she was gay, the first words out of her father’s mouth “were exactly the ones that I wanted to hear: ‘You’re my daughter, and I love you, and I just want you to be happy.’” VANITY FAIR editor Todd Purdum reports that Mary Cheney tells her story in a voice very much like her father’s, and that she came out to her parents when she was a junior in high school, on a day when,...
  • The Reliable Source - (about guests @ WH Corres. Assoc. dinner)

    04/24/2006 11:27:55 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 5 replies · 687+ views
    WashPost ^ | 4-25-06 | Amy Argetsinger and Roxanne Roberts
    Who are you taking to the prom? Condoleezza Rice is going to be there with Drew Lachey , you know, Nick's brother? Mary Cheney is going to be there with Ludacris ! Yes, it's time again for another White House Correspondents' Association Dinner. Saturday's press prom at the Hilton Washington -- with President Bush and Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert -- will be packed with 2,600 of the usual Washington suspects and eye candy from the world of television, music and sports. "This is a great time of year, when the WHCA president manages to infuriate everyone he's ever known because...
  • AOL hires daughter of VP Cheney

    Time Warner's America Online has hired Mary Cheney, the daughter of Vice President Dick Cheney, an AOL spokesman confirmed on Tuesday. Mary Cheney will work closely with Ted Leonsis, vice chairman of America Online and head of the unit whose function it is to increase AOL's Internet audience via Web-based programming and products, AOL spokesman Nicholas Graham said. While Graham said Mary Cheney will begin her new job "in the near future," he added that he could not say exactly when she would start, exactly what her title would be, or in which office she would be based. Leonsis works...
  • ‘Liberalism is Dead’ (Mary Matalin on conservative books, Mary Cheney ect.)

    04/02/2005 12:45:23 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 32 replies · 1,176+ views
    Newsweek ^ | April 2, 2005 | Susannah Meadows
    April 2 - During the presidential campaign, Mary Matalin helped craft Dick Cheney’s potent words. Now, her new Simon & Schuster imprint will give voice to the rest of the conservative crowd, starting with the vice president’s daughter. Matalin will publish a memoir by Mary Cheney, whose homosexuality became an issue in the election, next year. NEWSWEEK’s Susannah Meadows talked to Matalin, the Republican pundit and wife of fiery Democratic strategist James Carville, about her new role as editor. Excerpts:NEWSWEEK: What else do you hope to publish?Mary Matalin: My particular interest is in foreign policy and national security, stories like...

    03/29/2005 12:15:06 PM PST · by areafiftyone · 16 replies · 675+ views
    Drudge ^ | 3/29/05
    FORMER CHENEY AIDE SIGNS CHENEY DAUGHTER TO BOOK DEAL **Exclusive** A former senior adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney has signed Cheney's daughter to a book deal, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned. The curious and bold first acquisition of former Cheney adviser Mary Matalin in her new position at publisher SIMON & SCHUSTER is valued in the mid-six figures, top sources reveal. A top executive at VIACOM, parent of SIMON & SCHUSTER, who asked not to be named, was initally alarmed the deal would be seen as a "Thank You" from Matalin to the Cheneys. "It's so not the case,"...
  • NPR Badgers Lynne Cheney on Daughter

    02/18/2005 1:46:55 PM PST · by Stoat · 226 replies · 3,834+ views
    NewsMax ^ | February 18, 2005 | Carl Limbacher
      NPR Badgers Lynne Cheney on DaughterIt didn't get much attention - probably because National Public Radio has so few listeners - but the taxpayer-funded network's Terry Gross recently tried to pull a John Kerry on second lady Lynne Cheney, by repeatedly hectoring her about her gay daughter Mary during a Feb. 9 interview. After saying she knew Mrs. Cheney didn't want to discuss her daughter's private life, Gross proceeded to do just that, peppering the second lady with one question after another about the proposed constitutional gay marriage amendment and its impact on parents of gay children.  ...
  • Did Elizabeth Edwards Use Donor Eggs? (If so, where are the unused embryos?)

    10/31/2004 7:46:57 PM PST · by The Loan Arranger · 50 replies · 2,447+ views
    Slate ^ | October 29, 2004 | Suz Redfearn
    All signs point to yes. During the past several months, the image has flickered into our homes with increasing regularity: Following the end of a campaign-trail speech, little Emma Claire Edwards, 6, and Jack Edwards, 4—both blond and cherubic—joyfully run up to the stage where their dad, Sen. John Edwards, 51, scoops them into his arms. Standing nearby beaming, always, is Elizabeth Edwards, 55. Do the math, and it's not hard to figure out that Edwards gave birth to Emma Claire at age 48 and Jack at 50. And yet if Edwards used her own eggs, this is all but...
  • Straight sis takes swing on Marygate

    10/25/2004 1:42:56 AM PDT · by conservative in nyc · 3 replies · 437+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 10/25/04 | JAMES GORDON MEEK
    Vice President Cheney's straight daughter criticized John Kerry yesterday for mentioning her gay sister in his debate with President Bush but sided with the Democrat in his opposition to the President's effort to ban gay marriage. Elizabeth Cheney, an ex-Bush administration diplomat, was the latest Cheney to voice outrage at Kerry for bringing up her lesbian sister, Mary, during the third presidential debate Oct. 13. "I think we've all been pretty clear that we thought it was out of bounds. Mary was angry herself about it," Cheney told CBS' "Face the Nation." She said Kerry's citing Mary to answer whether...
  • The 'shame' belongs to the Kerry team, not to the Cheneys

    10/24/2004 8:00:41 AM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies · 587+ views
    The Star (So. Chicago) ^ | 10/24/4 | Michael Bowers
    There are two huge myths in American politics. The first is that newsrooms play it down the middle. They don't favor Democrats over Republicans. Not them. The second is that Republicans are the "mean" party and Democrats the "nice" party. I've addressed the first myth more than once in the past, so today I will confine myself to the second: The truth is, if Republicans play mean, Democrats play meaner. I still remember Lloyd Bentsen's gratuitous insult of Dan Quayle in the 1998 Omaha debate. "Senator," Bentsen said, mockingly, "I knew Jack Kennedy ... and you're no Jack Kennedy." Well,...
  • Trading Family Values

    10/22/2004 6:39:15 PM PDT · by The Loan Arranger · 2 replies · 290+ views
    Slate ^ | October 22, 2004 | Ann Hulbert
    Dads say the darnedest things about their kids during presidential debates. "I'm trying to put a leash on them," President Bush joked in a rare light moment during the first debate. "Well, I don't know. I've learned not to do that, Mr. President," Kerry responded with a smile, basking in the compliment the president had bestowed a few moments earlier. ("I admire the fact that he is a great dad," Bush had told Jim Lehrer.) The final debate ended with another round of mutual flattery about the candidates' good-guy parenting (on display in their Dr. Phil appearances, too). No old-style...
  • Mary Cheney Outs John Kerry

    10/22/2004 1:06:40 AM PDT · by kattracks · 42 replies · 2,767+ views ^ | 10/22/04 | Tammy Bruce
    <p>Usually, nothing really new emerges from these ritualistic duals, but during the last Bush/Kerry debate, we got a real-time rare glimpse at what lies behind John Kerry’s Potemkin façade. These are the moments that make a debate truly worthwhile, as we watch hoping to see the man behind the talking points, prepared statements and usual spin. When John Kerry decided to speak for Mary Cheney, the curtain parted and we realized that Kerry does indeed have a very ugly portrait in his attic.</p>
  • What Everybody Doesn't Know About Mary Cheney

    10/19/2004 2:14:28 PM PDT · by mojito · 85 replies · 3,489+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/19/04 | Hank Stuever
    Mary Cheney: Somewhere out there she exists, the actual Mary Cheney, child of the nondisclosed location, the one who's the luh-luh-lesbian. She's become this eternal and complicated mystery for people who are gay, and without ever really knowing her or hearing from her, they've spent four years writing poems, articles and protest songs about her. They've implored her with open letters in forums she may or may not ever read. They've waved signs with her name, started Web sites and put her on a milk carton as though she were a missing child. Oh, Mary Cheney, speak to us.
  • Homosexual lobby shouldn't let Kerry get away with this

    10/20/2004 1:16:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies · 505+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | October 20, 2004 | Ruben Navarrette Jr.
    DALLAS — With friends like these, who needs Republicans? That's the lesson for gay and lesbian liberals now that John Kerry and his Democratic defenders have shown they'll say anything to win a close election, even if it means losing the moral high ground. During the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, a Republican senator from Oklahoma declared that he was outraged that people were outraged. Well, it's been a week since Kerry reprehensibly made a debate prop out of Vice President Dick Cheney's daughter, and I'm shocked that more Democrats — and more of the liberal media — aren't shocked. You...
  • The Mary Cheney Flap: a Gaffe vs. Ignorance

    10/19/2004 6:17:49 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 75 replies · 2,253+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 19, 2004 | Richard Cohen
    Back when I studied anthropology in college, I had to determine the sex and race of skulls. What we did, as I recall, was go from table to table where, on each, was a skull of some dear fellow or gal who was making a contribution to science. Like Olivier in "Hamlet," I would hold up the skull ("alas, poor Yorick") and determine its sex and race. In absolute desperation, I concluded that one had belonged to a gay American Indian. To my utter surprise, the teacher said I was right. But I wasn't -- not exactly. The skull actually...
  • Kerry's McCarthy Action against Mary Cheney

    10/18/2004 12:21:18 PM PDT · by glory2 · 17 replies · 1,569+ views
    THE WEEKLY STANDARD ^ | 10/25/04 | Bill Kristol
    "Fair Game" From the October 25, 2004 issue: Does John Kerry really think the American people will believe that he singled out Mary Cheney because he "was trying to say something positive about the way strong families deal with this issue?" by William Kristol 10/25/2004, Volume 010, Issue 07 "We're all God's children, Bob. And I think if you were to talk to Dick Cheney's daughter, who is a lesbian, she would tell you that she's being who she was, she's being who she was born as." --John Kerry, responding to Bob Schieffer's question, "Do you believe homosexuality is a...
  • Ed Koch: Kerry's Mary Cheney Remark 'Disgraceful'

    10/18/2004 5:37:05 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 61 replies · 2,007+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10/19/04 | Ed Koch
    Disgraceful attempts by John Edwards and John Kerry to exploit for political purposes the sexual orientation of Mary Cheney, daughter of Vice President Dick Cheney, ended the possibility of their winning the election. Adam Nagourney of The New York Times, summed up the feelings of many, when he wrote, “Amid signs of Democratic concern, Mr. Kerry’s advisers acknowledged Sunday that some voters perceived Mr. Kerry’s remark [that Mary Cheney is a lesbian] as an invasion of Ms. Cheney’s privacy, a gratuitous personal insult, or a crass political calculation by which Mr. Kerry was trying to drive a wedge between Mr....
  • Safire: Smarmy Kerry tried to keep Christians at Home

    10/18/2004 11:29:48 AM PDT · by mtp · 19 replies · 2,401+ views
    Nytimes ^ | Oct 18 | Safire
    ctober 18, 2004 OP-ED COLUMNIST The Lowest Blow By WILLIAM SAFIRE ashington The memoir about the Kerry-Edwards campaign that will be the best seller will reveal the debate rehearsal aimed at focusing national attention on the fact that Vice President Cheney has a daughter who is a lesbian. That this twice-delivered low blow was deliberate is indisputable. The first shot was taken by John Edwards, seizing a moderator's opening to smarmily compliment the Cheneys for loving their openly gay daughter, Mary. The vice president thanked him and yielded the remaining 80 seconds of his time; obviously it was not a...
  • Queer eye for the Kerry guy: Where's the gay lobby outrage, where's the Dem's shame

    10/18/2004 10:57:56 AM PDT · by WrightOnTarget · 16 replies · 826+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 10-18-04 | Doug Powers
    Politics and government is a universe in and of itself. It expands, usually with imprudent omnipotence; contracts, albeit begrudgingly, not to mention very rarely; and there is a moon orbiting Ted Kennedy, most visible in the autumn night sky when you gaze low in the southeast toward Au Bar. This is a universe that is also governed mostly by attorneys, a breed of leader that, when told "the hour is upon us," first makes sure that the hour is billable. Speaking of attorneys, there are two doozies on the Dems' ticket this year, culled from the immense sue-happy reef in...
  • Edwards' wife says flap over Cheney's daughter is a GOP feint

    10/18/2004 2:12:05 PM PDT · by wallcrawlr · 210 replies · 4,422+ views
    Associated Press ^ | October 18, 2004
    The wife of Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards said Monday that Republican criticism of Sen. John Kerry for mentioning Mary Cheney's sexual orientation was a distraction from more pressing issues. Campaigning in Denver, Elizabeth Edwards also argued that President Bush has tried to politicize the issue of gay rights in pressing for a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. ``I believe the president has tried to use the constitutional amendment as a wedge issue, instead of addressing things like health care or real reform and attention to our veterans' issues,'' Edwards said. Mrs. Edwards also said she was upset...

    10/18/2004 12:23:05 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 11 replies · 1,299+ views
    Have You No Shame Senators? Judson Cox In January, I wrote a column entitled “The John Edwards North Carolina Knows.” I accused Sen. Edwards of being a side show huckster, a snake oil salesman, a man willing to exploit any situation and use any person to advance his career. I based my evaluation of Edwards, not only on his public statements, but on my personal experience with him. I knew his faults, because I know the man. Many people responded, angrily defending Edwards. This week, Edwards proved my point. Edwards said, at a rally in Newton, Iowa, “... when John...
  • Kerry's Comments on Vice-President's Gay Daughter Resonate on U.S. Airwaves

    10/18/2004 9:00:35 AM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 63 replies · 2,068+ views
    Voice of America ^ | Oct. 17, 2004 | Michael Bowman
    With the U.S. presidential election just a few weeks away, much political discussion centers on questions of national security and economic affairs. But America's news media remain focused on the controversy that erupted last week when Democratic Party presidential hopeful John Kerry mentioned the sexual orientation of Vice President Cheney's daughter, Mary, who is gay. Debate over the appropriateness of Mr. Kerry's comment dominated several U.S. television political programs Sunday. Four days after the third and final presidential debate, a panel discussion on Fox News Sunday turned into a virtual shouting match on the question of John Kerry mentioning Mary...
  • The Lowest Blow

    10/17/2004 8:44:37 PM PDT · by neverdem · 67 replies · 2,465+ views
    NY Times ^ | October 18, 2004 | WILLIAM SAFIRE
    OP-ED COLUMNIST Washington — The memoir about the Kerry-Edwards campaign that will be the best seller will reveal the debate rehearsal aimed at focusing national attention on the fact that Vice President Cheney has a daughter who is a lesbian. That this twice-delivered low blow was deliberate is indisputable. The first shot was taken by John Edwards, seizing a moderator's opening to smarmily compliment the Cheneys for loving their openly gay daughter, Mary. The vice president thanked him and yielded the remaining 80 seconds of his time; obviously it was not a diversion he was willing to prolong. Until that...
  • Bush up after Kerry gaffe

    10/17/2004 5:58:10 PM PDT · by SmithL · 116 replies · 3,723+ views
    The Sun (UK) ^ | BRIAN FLYNN
    PRESIDENT Bush has surged to a six-point lead in his battle to stay at the White House — amid a backlash against election rival John Kerry among women voters. Senator Kerry’s popularity plunged after he singled out vice-president Dick Cheney’s daughter as a lesbian in the final head-to-head TV debate. The comment while answering a question on beliefs about homosexuality enraged her family. Mum Lynne Cheney demanded an apology after accusing Kerry of a “tawdry political trick”. Bush now leads his Democrat challenger by 50 points to 44 — his strongest lead for three weeks, according to a poll by...
  • One Eyed Jack Kerry

    10/17/2004 3:48:02 PM PDT · by politicalmerc · 7 replies · 724+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 17, 2004 | John Kass
    In one of my favorite westerns, a skinny Marlon Brando turns to his betrayer, Karl Malden, and says: "You're a one-eyed Jack around this town, dad, but I've just seen the other side of your face." The movie was aptly titled "One-Eyed Jacks." I thought of it during last week's presidential debate, while listening to the ostentatious sincerity in a politician's voice. I heard the words, "We're all God's children," and then, "... Cheney's daughter, who is a lesbian." That's when Sen. John Kerry became a one-eyed Jack. He delivered the other side of his old altar boy's face on...
  • Kerry's gay ploy backfires

    10/17/2004 7:46:52 AM PDT · by MaryJaneNC · 44 replies · 1,954+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 10-17-04 | nydailynews
    Despite Kerry's angel-faced sanctimony, this was a piece of premeditated gay-baiting (John Edwards used the same gambit in his debate with Cheney) whose transparent purpose was to keep some of the GOP's evangelical voters from turning out on Nov. 2. This was a miscalculation. Since the debate, the Christian right has been rallying to the side of Mary Cheney. 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. This reaction...