Lynne Cheney said of John F. Kerry’s abominable use of Mary Kerry’s lesbianism at the debate last night, “This is not a good man.”
This was a shameless, repulsive dirty trick. Here is more from Wizbang:
“Most of you probably know that John Kerry and John Edwards went out of their way in the last two debates to mention that Dick and Lynne Cheney’s daughter is gay. This has elicited a media and blogosphere buzz that’s been generally negative toward both Kerry and Edwards in regards to their remarks.
Lynne Cheney reacted to Kerry’s debate comments, telling a post-debate rally in Corapolis, PA: “The only thing I could conclude is that this is not a good man. This is not a good man. And, of course, I’m speaking as a mom. And a pretty indignant one. This is not a good man. What a cheap and tawdry political trick.”
It seems that the Kerry/Edward ticket got this idea in their head via campaign manager Mary Beth Cahill, who declared Mary Cheney “fair game.”
Elizabeth Edward’s interview with ABC News Radio this morning where she responded to Lynne’s remarks is telling.” (via the Note)
“It makes me really sad that that’s Lynne’s response. I think that it indicates a certain degree of shame with respect to her daughter’s sexual preferences that I’m certain makes her daughter uncomfortable. That makes me very sad on a personal level.”
She called Kerry’s response “very thoughtful” and “extremely sensitive.” She also said Lynne Cheney has been a “wonderful advocate for her daughter,” but feels “she has over-reacted to this” and “that’s a very sad state of affairs.”
John Edwards and John Kerry brought up Mary Cheney’s Lesbianism in two debates for a reason and it is not a pretty one. They did it to try to shock conservative Christians in hopes that they will not turn out to vote for Bush. It is as simple as that. John Kerry finished the third and last debate sliming a young woman simply because she is the daughter of Dick Cheney. He is no better than the National Enquirer.
There was just something very creepy about Kerry’s comments last night. His delivery was both smarmy and awkward. When I heard him make that statement I was stunned. I mean John Kerry has spent this entire campaign pandering and saying whatever helps him. But I never expected to hear such an obviously craven statement. It was as if he were trying to channel Mary Cheney, in an attempt to pretend to know her deepest thoughts. Stalker type language. Unseemly. Ghastly really.
Had Kerry brought up someone’s terminal illness and claimed to know their suffering it would have been just as horrid. There is just no excuse. (and of course, Edwards is now promising that in a Kerry Presidency people like Christopher Reeve would arise out of their wheelchairs)
Update: I talked to fellow female teachers at school yesterday and even though some hadn’t watched the third and final debate they had already heard about Kerry’s remarks about Mary Cheney and were disgusted. Most of the teachers are mothers and were personally offended by his remarks and said Kerry should not have intruded into the Cheney family.
Update Two: Thanks to Hugh Hewitt for linking this little blog. Hugh has been an inspiration to me since the 2000 Presidential election. My husband and I both started listening to Hugh on the internet while we were stationed in Heidelberg, Germany (we discovered him on Free Republic) His optimistic view of life and his on target political analysis was a bridge over those troubled days during the Florida fiasco. (or Gore’s attempt to win by counting chads)
We still listen to Hugh online and wish he were on our local channel.
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