Well, we can guess where Mary Cheney got her potty-mouth and her penchant for insulting mothers.
Earlier this week she revealed that she considered John Kerry a “son of a bitch” for evoking her name during a 2004 presidential debate question, and mentioning the well-known fact that she’s a lesbian.
I was watching that debate. Kerry didn’t say it maliciously, he used it as part of a reasoned, salient answer to a question he was given. For the Democrat, you see, mentioning that someone is gay is not intrinsically insulting.
Mary claims Kerry made the comment for “political gain.” Let’s see…1) All public comments made by any candidate running for office are made for political gain.
2) Immediately after the naming “incident” Republicants tried to create a political maelstrom about it to shore up their election day results. (A pathetic attempt, it died a quick death in the press.)
Dick Cheney, referring to the incident, called himself an “angry (at Kerry) father.” Yet later he showed no respect for one of Howard Dean’s family members when he said that he (Cheney) didn’t know anyone who liked Dean, but speculated that “maybe his mother does.”
That didn’t really insult Dean’s mother so much as the man himself. But the “Mary incident” showed us that, by Cheney standards, the mere mention of a family member is insulting and politically inappropriate. Dick set the bar, then limboed under it.
Of course, by calling Kerry an SOB Mary was actually insulting Kerry’s mother, saying that she was in fact not even human.
Echoing her daddy’s favorite expression, Mary also mouthed the words “Go fuck yourself” when John Edwards mentioned her sexuality during his debate with Dick.
Mary, Dick, I use the occasional “fuck” in conversation when I’m angry with someone, an even when I’m not. But lay off the mothers, ok? It’s nearly Mothers’ Day.