Thursday, October 14, 2004

CNN Just Now

"For someone who does her best to stay in the background, Mary Cheney keeps being dragged out..."

Mary Cheney is the BC'04 Director of Vice Presidential Operations. She has made a career of doing gay outreach, first for Coors and then for Republicans in various capacities.

Dick Cheney, August:

Waterford, Mich. -- Vice President Dick Cheney spelled out Tuesday his differences with President Bush on the volatile issue of gay marriage, while for the first time discussing the sexual orientation of his gay daughter in a public setting.

Asked his position on the subject at a town hall meeting in Davenport, Iowa, Cheney replied: "Lynne and I have a gay daughter, so it's an issue that our family is very familiar with. ... With respect to the question of relationships, my general view is that freedom means freedom for everyone. People ought to be able to free -- ought to be free to enter into any kind of relationship they want to."

Cheney went on to repeat the position he first outlined in the 2000 campaign -- that same-sex marriage should be left to the states to decide. He noted, however, that Bush has endorsed a constitutional amendment preventing the states from recognizing such marriages.

"At this point ... my own preference is as I've stated," Cheney said. "But the president makes basic policy for the administration. And he's made it.

...and WTF? Anderson Cooper, who should know better, just said "Her lifestyle is getting a lot of attention..."