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Could it be that Mary was responsible for the whole brouhaha? That’s what they are saying at

“ has learned that the GOP outrage over Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry’s remarks about Mary Cheney may have been orchestrated by Mary herself.

Sources close to the Bush-Cheney campaign tell that the idea came up in a telephone call between Mary and her parents immediately after the presidential debate Wednesday night.

The younger Cheney, who serves as a backroom advisor to her father, suggested that she would continue to be a ‘issue’ for Democrats unless something was done to stop it immediately. ”

…To get back on track, using homosexuality to the Republican’s advantage, could only be done, the source tells, by going on the attack, accusing Kerry of “insensitivity” and putting Democrats on the defensive.

Within an hour of Kerry’s remark Lynne Cheney accused Kerry of pulling a “cheap and tawdry political trick.” (story) The following morning the vice president called himself a “pretty angry father”.

The ploy worked in drawing Democrats into the fray.

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