One’s Kids Should Not Be Political Pawns

How do we know Karl Rove realized Kerry won debate #1? The misrepresentation of “global test”? How do we know Karl Rove realized Kerry won debate #3? He got Lynn Cheney to attack Kerry for allegedly attacking Mary Cheney. I hope we can agree on two things:

(1) Using kids as political pawns is wrong; and

(2) Homosexuality is not a sin.

But the following does not suggest there is a thing wrong with being a homosexual:

Kerry: And I think if you were to talk to Dick Cheney‘s daughter, who is a lesbian, she would tell you that she‘s being who she was, she‘s being who she was born as. I think if you talk to anybody, it‘s not choice. I‘ve met people who struggled with this for years, people who were in a marriage because they were living a sort of convention, and they struggled with it. And I‘ve met wives who are supportive of their husbands or vice versa when they finally sort of broke out and allowed themselves to live who they were, who they felt God had made them. I think we have to respect that.

As Tim Russert said on the Today Show this morning, this was a thoughtful answer, which contained a name already in the public discourse. Kerry did not put Mary Cheney’s name in the public discourse. Her father did four years ago. Kerry did not abuse Mary Cheney for partisan purposes. That (dis)honor goes to Mary’s mother.

Lynn Cheney must think it’s very important that her husband have four more years to pilfer the public trust for her to sink this low.

UPDATE: Wouldn’t you know it. Dear old dad has decided to feign the “pretty angry father” bit abusing his own daughter for partisan advantatge.