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October 14, 2004

Lynne Cheney: Mention of "Lesbian" Daughter a "Cheap and Tawdry Political Trick"

Nice. It's about time to call these assholes on this:

Lynne Cheney issued her post-debate rebuke to a cheering crowd outside Pittsburgh. "The only thing I can conclude is he is not a good man. I'm speaking as a mom," she said. "What a cheap and tawdry political trick."

Steven Fisher, communications director of the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest gay and lesbian political organization, said Kerry "was speaking to millions of American families who, like the Cheneys, have gay friends and family members."

Kerry's running mate, Sen. John Edwards (N.C.), also made a reference to the sexual orientation of Cheney's daughter, during the vice presidential debates, and Republicans complained that it was an underhanded way of trying to hurt the Bush-Cheney ticket with religious conservatives.

It's a cocksucker manuever, no doubt about that. And, lest I be accused of being homophobic myself, I mean "cocksucker" in its broader sense, i.e., a sucker of more metaphoric cock.

And would you look at this? Even the ultra-liberal New York Times is now forced to notice this nasty fart of a tactic. I guess the Times' commitment to actual sexual tolerance exceeds its gonzo Democratic partisanship-- for once:

Forget his health care plan. Forget abortion and embryonic stem cell research. Forget even how many times he did or did not vote to raise taxes. Senator John Kerry may have lost three critical votes with a simple aside, when he invoked Vice President Dick Cheney's lesbian daughter as part of an answer on same-sex marriage.

"That is very unfair," blurted Patsey Farrell, 64, one of a handful of undecided voters gathered here to watch the final presidential debate Wednesday night. "I'm sorry, that's too personal. That's too hurtful."

Her son-in-law, Kevin Uhde, the 50-year-old elementary school principal who held this pizza party, agreed. "Not by name," he said, shaking his head at Mr. Kerry on the 24-inch Phillips television set a few yards away. "Why single out one person?"

And Mr. Uhde's wife, Karlen, added, "I think it's like a low blow."

Charming man, this John Kerry.

He nastilly injects passive-aggressive homophobia into debates with the ferocity of a, say, Jenjis Khan.


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