Republican babies

Oh this is rich, really fantastic. We’ve seen a lot of Republican and religious hypocrisy lately from Mark Foley to Ted Haggard. Now, Mary Cheney, daughter of Vice Prez Shoot-’em-in-the-face Dick, is preggers. And while I congratulate her on her and her partner’s forthcoming bundle of joy I can’t help but shake my head that the Cheney family supports shooting themselves in the foot. (Perhaps shooting runs in the family.) And while I do not think anyone in the Cheney family has responded directly, there has got to be some anger with Focus on the Family, a Christian group that has provided crucial political support to President Bush, who released a statement saying gay folks shouldn’t raise children, even if they are white, wealthy and Conservative:

"Mary Cheney’s pregnancy raises the question of what’s best for children," said Carrie Gordon Earll, the group’s director of issues analysis. "Just because it’s possible to conceive a child outside of the relationship of a married mother and father doesn’t mean it’s the best for the child."

Sorry, Mary, you don’t get a pass!

The devil on the left shoulder is almost happy that Cheney’s home state of Virginia has absolutely no laws protecting children of same-sex couples, or the parents for that matter so that she may get a taste of the injustice she has helped create and supports. Nevertheless, while Focus on the Family may be hard on her Miss Mary, because of her wealth and connections, will indeed have an easier time than most middle and working class gay Virginian parents.

(OMG, Cheney’s partner, far right, is totally touching her butt in that picture!)

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