Dick and Mary Cheney on Homosexuality

Dick_maryAccording to Matt Drudge, Todd Purdum asks Dick Cheney in the new issue of Vanity Fair whether or not he thinks gay people are born that way. Cheney’s answer? “Nice try. I’m not going to get into that. Those are deeply personal questions. You can ask.” Don’t ask questions that might expose hypocrisy, Todd.

Purdum also chatted with the VP’s daughter: “In her new memoir, Now It’s My Turn…Mary Cheney writes that when she told her parents she was gay, the first words out of her father’s mouth ‘were exactly the ones that I wanted to hear: ‘You’re my daughter, and I love you, and I just want you to be happy.’ Mary Cheney tells her story in a voice very much like her father’s, and that she came out to her parents when she was a junior in high school, on a day when, after breaking up with her first girlfriend, she skipped school, ran a red light, and crashed the family car. Cheney writes that her mother hugged her, but then burst into tears, worried that she would face a life of pain and prejudice.”

Why would Lynne Cheney worry her daughter was going to face a life of pain and prejudice? Oh yeah, her father helps legislate it.

Posted May 3, 2006 at 9:11am ETC by Andy Towle
in Books, Current Affairs