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Thursday, October 14, 2004

All About Mary

Dick Cheney brought up Mary Cheney
John Edwards brought up Mary Cheney
John Stewart brought up Mary Cheney
John Kerry brought up Mary Cheney

Salon's Dave Cullen brings up em all...and sets this story correct... (dammit!)

John Kerry's lesbian moment -

"Maybe Dick's indignation began later that night watching 'The Daily Show.' Jon Stewart poked fun at Edwards for opportunistically screaming GAY DAUGHTER! GAY DAUGHTER! to any homophobe out there who still hadn't heard about it.

It didn't go much further, but twice in one week was apparently too much -- for the Cheneys and for the media. The conservative cable clones began piling on. Even some liberals have been squeamish about the Democrats invoking Mary's lesbianism so shamelessly.

But they just don't get it. Much of the gay population is incensed. At the media.

Let's get one thing straight. It is not an insult to call a proudly public lesbian a lesbian. It's an insult to gasp when someone calls her a lesbian. That's how all the gays I have spoken to the past 24 hours perceived the press response. You're embarrassed for us. And it's infuriating. "

It's not a dirty word, John. And why is the press reacting like he exposed a breast?

I can think of 32 things right away... here's 2
New study shows correlation between decline of IQ and rise of GOP

And many people are just plain stupid.