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kweerwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-03-06 09:21 PM
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Mary Cheney Considered Quitting 2004 Campaign Over Gay Marriage Issue
She says she considered quitting her role as campaign adviser over the issue of gay marriage, but Vice President Dick Cheney's daughter Mary Cheney tells ABC News "Primetime" anchor Diane Sawyer her sexuality has never created problems within her family.

Mary Cheney discussed the campaign, her feelings about President Bush, life with her partner of 14 years, and what it was like to come out as gay to her parents.

"I struggled with my decision to stay on the 2004 campaign," Cheney told "Primetime." Her personal challenge came when President Bush said the nation must defend the sanctity of marriage.

When Bush proclaimed it in the State of the Union, she refused to go. Mary Cheney, a senior campaign advisor, was finally taking her stand.

http://abcnews.go.com/Primetime/story?id=1918918&page=1&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312

Beware the onslaught of articles about Mary Cheney now that she's in the process of shilling for her book. She's also going to be featured in the May issue of Vanity Fair and be making the rounds of the talk shows.

I think I'll leave my TV off for a while. :puke:
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6000eliot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-03-06 09:25 PM
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1. Too little too late, Mary.
Now fuck off!
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-03-06 09:26 PM
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2. So is she gay or a cheerleader for her father and this admin's policies?
She can't have it both ways, though it appears she's trying to.:eyes:
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hholli11 Donating Member (199 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-03-06 09:26 PM
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3. what. the. fuck. EVER!!! nt
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CrazyOrangeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-03-06 09:28 PM
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4. She's insane.
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donco6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-03-06 09:28 PM
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5. Is this the new "I have my principles" Mary Cheney?
She must have learned what "taking responsibility" means from Bush. It means voicing some stupid platitude and putting nothing into action.
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samdogmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-03-06 09:29 PM
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6. GIVE. ME. A. BREAK!!!!!
Edited on Wed May-03-06 09:30 PM by samdogmom
It's a little too late, honey. I am so sorry for all of my gay/lesbian friends that she couldn't speak truth to power when it really counted. Now is not the time! As they say in a song..."It's too late baby"....
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William769 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-03-06 09:29 PM
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7. Yea, but she didn't.
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libnnc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-03-06 09:31 PM
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8. But it's really all 'bout the Benjamins ain't it Mary?
Didn't have a prob cashing Daddy Dick's checks did ya?

Cry me a FUCKING RIVER, YOU RICH, FUCKING BITCH...:nopity:
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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-03-06 09:40 PM
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9. My Thought: Two words that rhyme. First: Rich. Second: Starts with a
B.

Can you guess? :shrug:

:bounce:
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Brian_Expat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-03-06 09:57 PM
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10. "Sn"? ;) n/t
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closeupready Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-03-06 11:03 PM
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11. If you read the article, you see that it's all about Mary,
:eyes:

Not once does she acknowledge how she could serve as a role model for other lesbians. She just says, "I felt like this. Oh, I have my own way. You just need to give the GOP time." :puke: :puke: :puke:

She obviously doesn't care about other gays and lesbians. So, it's not clear why any of US should care about HER.
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Occulus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-03-06 11:29 PM
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12. Know what? I empathize with her.
I'm taking a good, hard look at how I feel about my own parents (well, parent, now that dad's gone), and trying to compare/contrast that to how she might feel.

There's always an expectation on any child of any parent that they are 'supposed' to love that parent. I've written here, many times, that I hate my mom for what she did, and in a very great many ways that's 100% true- but, at the same time.....

I won't ramble on about it here, but it's very hard to sever that relationship, even when one is as publicly mistreated as she is. She's Dick's family 'secret', just like I am with my mom and such. Never spoken, always known; usually impled, politely ignored.

I know exactly how she might feel.

It rips you apart. So, I empathize.

(I still think she should have quit the campaign ifshe felt she should, but in a way, I understand why she stayed. That doesn't make it right, but I do understand.)
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-04-06 05:28 AM
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13. And she didn't.
And she should just shut the fuck up about it. She made her choice and that's that. She's a fucking traitor to the GLBT community and fuck her and fuck her half assed explanation.

Mary Cheney is useless to me. And as we are approaching a vote in the Senate on a constitutional amendment that would permanently relegate us to second class citizens, we should never forget that Mary Cheney is tacitly going along with it.
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GodlessBiker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-04-06 10:43 AM
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14. I won't be spending money to buy this fucked-up person's book.
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Democrats_win Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-04-06 12:20 PM
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15. Shes loosing her opportunity to do the right thing. Titanic is sailing.
Iceberg warning is in hand.
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mitchtv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-04-06 01:47 PM
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16. time to CASH IN
before the debacle is finished
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Duncan Grant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-04-06 04:30 PM
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17. A day late and a dollar short.
Edited on Thu May-04-06 04:30 PM by 94114_San_Francisco
Thanks for nothin', Mary. Your silence on the post-Vice-Presidential debate was deafening. :puke:
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kdpeters Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-04-06 05:02 PM
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18. "Whatever, Mary!"
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