October 15, 2004

Outrage of the final debate

I saw no point in bringing up Kerry's reference to Mary Cheney, other than clobbering Sullivan for blatant hypocrisy on the issue- some things you can't ignore. However, the followup to Lynne Cheney's remarks by Elizabeth Edwards has got me steaming. My anger, though, must pale in comparison to what Mrs. Cheney feels right now. The Kerry Spot has it about right:

Elizabeth Edwards, you did not mess with Lynne Cheney's relationship with her daughter. The last guy to do that was Alan Keyes, and now the only place you see him is on the side of a milk carton.

This is going to outrage the right, and I don't see the middle being thrilled with this either.

Update: Scott Ott right on the money, as usual.

Update: Little Miss Attila has more. Excerpt:

God help this country if these creeps get elected. They are the scum of the earth.

I can't stand what's happening to this country, and I can't wait till this election is over.

Ohio, don't fail us.


Final Update: No really! And it's from Lileks, so it was worth the wait. Excerpt:

Besides, why would anyone want to go into politics if their children are now “fair game,” as Kerry’s campaign manager said? So the Cheneys have a gay daughter. OMG! I go to church, ergo I should hate the Cheneys for not putting her under wooden planks and pressing her death with stones, old-skool style! This is truly upsetting to me, because as someone who believes in a permanent reduction in capital gains tax and a strong military posture I must ergo obviously stands-to-reason rear back in horror at the very idea of gay people walking around freely instead of herded into camps and made to sew pink triangles 18 hours a day. Kerry was right to expose this festering obscenity! What if she visits the White House? What if she touches the silverware? Icky icky icky!

Jeez. Thanks for crossing that line, guys.

Update: Yeah, I lied. Sue me. Powerline details what might a growing "Cheney backlash". Excerpt:

Truthfully, Cheney didn't make much of an impression on me. He was as diffident as you would expect, and, as with most famous people, my main thought upon seeing him in the flesh was that he looked just like he does on television.

The person who did make a deep impression on me was Mary Cheney. She appeared to be in charge of her father's security detail. She was wearing a leather jacket and a microphone, through which she communicated steadily with other security personnel. She seemed very intense and looked tough, but not at all unattractive. In all my life, I have never seen such a striking image of protectiveness. She hovered over her father, cleared a path for him, scanned the small crowd anxiously. It was obvious that she adored her father; incongruously, perhaps, she reminded me of an eagle protecting its young.

Mary Cheney does not, I think, do campaign speeches and interviews. Perhaps she is not comfortable in that role. But we all serve where we can. That day four years ago, it was very clear that if anyone sought to harm Dick Cheney, he would have to do it over his daughter's dead body.

Posted by Physics Geek at October 15, 2004 03:48 PM StumbleUpon Toolbar Stumble It!

Last night, even NPR said that the "lesbian" comment was a mistake.

When you're a democrat being criticized by NPR, you might as well hang it up.

Posted by: Harvey at October 15, 2004 07:52 PM

I'm sure that it's all a plot by the Bushcheneyhalliburtonsmirkymcchimp cabal.

Posted by: physics geek at October 15, 2004 09:39 PM