Sunday, February 04, 2007

Dan Savage Nails Mary Cheney

UPDATE: John Stewart weighs in as only The Daily Show can. Video at Crooks and Liars.

Earlier this week, First Lesbian, Mary Cheney, who is due to spew forth her demon spawn in a few short months, addressed the criticism she has received from America's bat-shit crazy religious extremists.

“When Heather and I decided to have a baby, I knew it wasn’t going to be the most popular decision,” Ms. Cheney said, referring to her partner of 15 years, Heather Poe. She then gestured to her middle — any bulge disguised by a boxy jacket — and asserted: “This is a baby. This is a blessing from God. It is not a political statement. It is not a prop to be used in a debate, on either side of a political issue. It is my child.”
You almost - ALMOST - want to sympathise with her, but Dan Savage is having none of it. I have to agree wholeheartedly. She and her party gave the likes of James Dobson a place at the table and made their hate mongering part of the political discourse. You can't just take that away when it becomes inconvenient to your personal life. It's been inconvenient for the rest of us for quite some time.

Nice try, Mary. Yes, it’s a baby, not a prop. My kid isn’t a prop either, but that never stopped right-wingers from attacking me and my boyfriend over our decision to become parents. The fitness of same-sex couples to parent is very much part of the political debate thanks to the GOP and the Christian bigots that make up its lunatic “base.” You’re a Republican, Mary, you worked on both of your father’s campaigns, and you kept your mouth clamped shut while Karl Rove and George Bush ran around the country attacking gay people, gay parents, and our children in 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2006. It’s a little late to declare the private choices of gays and lesbians unfit for public debate, Mary.
You've got to read the
rest. He doesn't pull any punches. [AMERICAblog]

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