Kerry, Mary, and the Veep
This statement is crass and actually oafish [3rd debate transcript]:
KERRY: We're all God's children, Bob. 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.Let's first take a hypothetical; in this scenario, John and Elizabeth Edwards have a gay daughter:
BUSH: I believe we're all God's children, Bob. I think if you were to talk to John Edwards's daughter, who is a lesbian, she would tell you…"We would not see homosexual advocacy groups labeling the statement "appropriate," as they are doing to Kerry's bovine utterance.
Dick Cheney said in reaction:
You saw a man who will do and say anything to get elected," Cheney told a rally in Florida. "And I am not just speaking as a father here, although I am a pretty angry father."Why are Kerry and Edwards doing this? Is this the work of Bob Shrum or the retrograde Clinton campaigners?
Offhand, it sounds more like something that would come from the Begala-Carville-McCurry axis than from Bobby "Class Warfare" Shrum, but it might have, somehow, come from the candidate himself. Whatever it takes to win, he can be a sort of malfunctioning machine.
The effort seems to be one to portray Dick Cheney and George W. Bush (almost by proxy) as either insensitive louts for hypocrites. And it has backfired. JF Kerry seems the hypocritical lout.
Where's Mary? Her word might be gold for BC04 right now, but her dignity and privacy are primary to her mother and father, and thus to BD04.
To visitor's from Hugh Hewitt's place: It's after 9p as I type this, but I have to greet you with "Morning Glory!" (I used to listen to his morning KRLA show over the 'net.)