Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Cheney's Dyke Daughter's Baby

Surely you've heard by now that Vice President (and notorious homophobe) Dick Cheney's lesbian daughter is preggers. Nowadays it's hardly news that gay people are having kids, starting families. But then the mamma dyke in question is the daughter of George Bush's Vice Prez does it become a "thang."

And according to the New York times, Mary Cheney does not believe that she needs to answer to anyone -- including the right wing goofballs in her party -- for her choices. Or her fitness to be a mom.

Mary Cheney: "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.”

"Nice try Mary," scolds Dan Savage who's known for scathing social commentary from a gay perspective.

He goes on:
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.

And so long as your party insists on making the fitness of homosexuals to marry or parent—or, hell, exist—a subject of public debate, Mary, your decision to become a parent is germane and very much fit for public discussion and debate. The GOP’s selective embrace of some pregnant dykes—only knocked-up lesbians with powerful connections will be treated with respect—is a disconnect that demands answers. From you, from your father, from your venomous mother, from the idiot president you helped elect. Is that fair? Maybe not. Want to blame someone? Go look in the mirror—and then come out swinging, Mary—for yourself, your partner, and your child.
Sounds about right to me. Anyway, thanks to Dan Savage for his pitch perfect analysis of this issue.

In conclusion I wanna add that I part of me is really happy for the VP's daughter. Sure, she's a hypocrit and a radical right winger. But as a lesbian, Mary is still my 'sister-in-struggle' and she deserves to be happy as much as the rest of us. So I wish her the best during her pregnancy. I hope she has a healthy baby.

I also hope that the kid grows up to be a liberal democrat. That would be ironic, poetic justice at its finest.

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