Thursday, February 01, 2007

Cheney’s Give Free Pass to Dobson & Co

Does anyone else find it odd all the anger over a question is aimed at the asker, not the people casting aspersions on Mary Cheney’s pregnancy in a committed same sex relationship? Wolf Blitzer takes it on the chin while James Dobson et al skate away unscathed.

Dick Cheney became testy last week when CNN's Wolf Blitzer asked him what he thought of conservatives who are critical of his daughter's pregnancy. Cheney told Blitzer he was "over the line."

In a brief interview with The New York Times after Wednesday's panel, Mary Cheney said she agreed that Blitzer had crossed a line. "He was trying to get a rise out of my father," she said.

When pressed, the mother-to-be finally weighed in on her detractors.

Glamour editor Cindi Leive asked Cheney during the panel discussion if she had anything to say to conservatives such as James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, who have criticized her pregnancy, asserting that children should be raised by heterosexual married couples.

She responded, "Every piece of remotely responsible research that has been done in the last 20 years on this issue has shown there is no difference between children who are raised by same-sex parents and children who are raised by opposite-sex parents. What matters is that children are being raised in a stable, loving environment."

Now why couldn’t Grandpa Dick say that instead of taking a shot at a reporter? I guess he didn’t want to hit another big Republican heavyweight in the face…

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