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The Contradictions of Mary Cheney

by RonChusid

It is not easy to be a Republican and hold a key view which differs from the party line. Imagine someone like Mary Cheney who has to reconcile supporting Bush/Cheney, which based much of their campaign on gay bashing, with her own lesbianism. Mary Cheney had to find a way to rationalize both supporting Bush/Cheney and opposing John Kerry, who was supportive of her and other lesbians.

AMERICAblog looks at Mary Cheney’s views on the two candidates and notes these contradictions. Her view on Bush: “I think he’s a very good man. On these issues, he hasn’t caught up.” No concern for how the campaign used gay marriage as a wedge issue to stir up votes from the religious right. Meanwhile Kerry, who supported diversity, was, in her mind, “obviously trying to use me and my sexual orientation for his own political gain.”

UPDATE: Kerry’s Response

2 Responses to “The Contradictions of Mary Cheney”

  1. Did you see this in the WaPo?

    Career appointees at the Department of Agriculture were stunned last week to receive e-mailed instructions that include Bush administration “talking points” — saying things such as “President Bush has a clear strategy for victory in Iraq” — in every speech they give for the department.

    Now, you might still be scratching your heads, trying to figure out how this is going to work when people expect a talk about agriculture issues. Not to worry. The attachments — which can be viewed at http://www.washingtonpost.com/fedpage — show how easy it is to work a little Iraq happy talk into just about anything.

    There’s a sample introduction: “Several topics I’d like to talk about today — Farm Bill, trade with Japan, WTO, avian flu . . . but before I do, let me touch on a subject people always ask about . . . progress in Iraq.” See? Smooth as silk.

  2. Not suprising, coming from the same idiots that threw the complete plans of Bush’s travel plans on the ground next to a dumpster!! Yet that is the party of “Real Homeland Security”.

    Those idiots can’t even protect themselves!