You're telling me the GOP takes umbrage to Kerry's comments about Cheney's openly gay daughter? Seriously? This comment is a problem:
Mr. Kerry: 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. I think if you talk to anybody, it's not a choice. I've met people who struggled with this for years, people who were in a marriage, because they were living a sort of convention, and they struggled with it. And I've met wives who are supportive of their husbands or vice versa when they finally sort of broke out and allowed themselves to live who they were, who they felt God had made them. I think we have to respect that.Yeah, what an asshole.
Of course, wonder why the Cheneys weren't hopping mad before?
From the Edwards/Cheney Debate:
EDWARDS: Now, as to this question, let me say first that I think the viceNo, Cheney didn't comment past that. But this guy has a record of, shall we say, expressing himself forcefully if need be. Just ask Senator Lahey.
president and his wife love their daughter. I think they love her very
much. And you can't have anything but respect for the fact that they're
willing to talk about the fact that they have a gay daughter, the fact that
they embrace her. It's a wonderful thing. And there are millions of
parents like that who love their children, who want their children to be
happy. . . . .
CHENEY: Well, Gwen, let me simply thank the senator for the kind words he
said about my family and our daughter. I appreciate that very much.
One reader has argued that there is a difference between calling her "gay" and calling her a "lesbian." I'm not sure what it is.
I suppose on a certain level the GOP should be applauded for standing up for gay Americans. Oh wait, but they aren't. Their attitude is based in a presumption of shame: how dare Kerry "out" the Cheney's daughter? What's the problem, y'all? She's gay. Deal with it.
Now, if the question was on boozy college graduates and he picked on Bush's kids, THAT would've been wrong.