Saturday, October 16, 2004

Cheney's Outrage

At the last presidential debate Bush said he did not know whether or not homosexuality was a choice. Kerry knew the answer. He pointed out that we are all God's children and " if you were to talk to Dick Cheney's daughter, who is a lesbian, she would tell you that she was being who she was, she's being who she was born as." Kerry has been criticized for mentioning Cheney's daughter. He should not be. Kerry pointed out the hypocrisy of the GOP for treating gays in an outrageous manner. The most visible example being Bush's proposal of a constitutional amendment to define marriage as the relationship between a man and a woman. Patrick Guerriero, the head of Log Cabin Republican, a gay group, was very angry at the Bush-Cheney campaign for "feigning outrage" over Sen. John Kerry's comments. Guerriero also pointed out that Republicans "who are expressing outrage at the debate comments really have been outrageous themselves" in their treatment of gays. Dick Cheney has reacted strongly to Kerry's mention of his daughter at the presidential debate. Yet, when Edwards did the same thing in vice-presidential debate, he was grateful for the nice words he heard from his opponent. A little flip-flopping? Or are they becoming concerned that they have lost the election and trying their very best to move away from the important issues, such as whether Bush is concerned or not about Osama bin Laden? The press has been "cooperating" by giving the Cheneys "outrage" a lot of coverage. Ironically, it might backfire on the GOP. Reminding conservative voters that Cheney has a lesbian daughter is not the best way to encourage them to show up at the polls.

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