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Mary Cheney goes public about Dobson

I guess Cheney can stop flogging Wolf Blitzer about invading his family’s privacy now that Mary has spoken out about the baby, her relationship with Heather and Daddy Dobson at a panel discussion at Barnard on Wednesday.

The discussion is now in the public domain, Darth and Mary. Too damn bad, isn’t it? (NYT):

Mary Cheney, the lesbian daughter of Vice President Dick Cheney, today for the first time publicly defended her decision to become pregnant and asserted that same-sex couples are equally capable of raising children as heterosexual couples.

“When Heather and I decided to have a baby, I knew it wasn’t going to be the most popular decision,” Ms. Cheney said, referring to her partner of 15 years, Heather Poe. She then gestured to her middle – any bulge disguised by a boxy jacket – and asserted: “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.”

Focus on the Anus honcho Daddy Dobson wrote an opinion piece in Time magazine that cited research claiming that children are best raised by a married heterosexual couple, which Mary and Heather are certainly not. Even more dicey for Dobson was the fact that two of those researchers he quoted came forward to blast him for twisting their data to support his bigoted position.

Mary was asked about the article and said that he was entitled to his views “but he’s not someone whose endorsement I have ever drastically sought.”

The Mary Factor has the GOP candidates in a pickle. I can’t wait for all the GOP presidential candidates to weigh in on this — please let the MSM put a mic in Mitt Romney and Sam Brownback‘s faces since they are going hard-right on social issues. We all know that Mitt’s a weather vane on the homo issue, but now Sam’s catching fire on the right for dodging a chance to bash gays and lesbians raising kids when he was on This Week with George Stephanopoulos. (NYBlade):

GS: Do you believe it should be legal for gays and lesbians to adopt and bear children?
SB: That’s been decided on a state-by-state basis, and it should remain in those hands.
GS: And in the state of Kansas, what would you vote for?
SB: I try to stay out of state issues where I have a federal mandate and I’m going to stay in that area.

Ah, it’s nice to see them squirm.

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