Monday, October 18, 2004
Kerry comment about Cheney daughter may have backfired. (Hat tip: LGF)
WASHINGTON (AFP) - John Kerry has come under renewed criticism for raising the case of Mary Cheney, the lesbian daughter of Vice President Dick Cheney, during a presidential debate.I watched The McLauglin Group on Sunday and witnessed Eleanor Clift say that this was very bad for Democrats. This was the first time I have ever heard her admit anything was bad for Democrats (other than Republicans) in over 29 years. I also watched the other leftist, who is normally quite calm, scream over Tony Blankley saying that Republicans are "people who hate lesbians."
Five days after making the comment, Kerry remained at the centre of a media controversy for highlighting Cheney's sexual orientation.
Political talk shows, newspaper commentators and an opinion poll have all kept the gay comment in the public. Democrats have bravely called it a storm in a political teacup and Kerry's campaign manager Mary Beth Cahill has said Cheney's daughter is "fair game".
According to a Washington Post poll, 64 percent of electors believe Kerry made a mistake. An ABC New poll gave a similar result.