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Posted: 10/16/2004 8:02:02 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/16/2004 8:04:00 AM EST by ArmdLbrl]

October 15, 2004
Most Condemn Kerry Debate Comment About Cheney's Daughter
ABC News reports that its latest tracking poll found that likely voters, by 2-1, call it inappropriate for Kerry to have noted that Vice President Dick Cheney’s daughter is a lesbian.

From California Yankee.





October 16, 2004
Kerry Surprised By Reaction To Comment About Cheney's Daughter
The Des Moines Register reports that Kerry said Thursday he was surprised by Vice President Cheney’s reaction to remarks Kerry made about Cheney’s daughter during the last Presidential debate:

"I’m surprised by the reaction."

[. . .]

Kerry said he didn’t regret the comments, but said he objected to his campaign manager’s comments afterward that Cheney’s daughter was “fair game.”


From California Yankee.




Now there is word that campagin adds targeting Mary Cheney are in the works www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1087686269479_1?s_name=&no_ads=


U.S. VP's lesbian daughter target of campaign
Associated Press

WASHINGTON — A campaign to compel U.S. Vice-President Dick Cheney's lesbian daughter to oppose a proposed ban on same-sex marriage is launching its first Internet ad Monday.

A series of simply animated cartoon panels features stick figures of Mary Cheney and her father. One image reads: "Dick's daughter sold out to help Dick run again." The story line refers to Mary Cheney's job as director of vice-presidential operations for the Bush-Cheney re-election campaign. She held a public role as her father's assistant in the 2000 campaign and helped Republicans recruit homosexual voters during the 2002 midterm elections.

She has been less visible this year while travelling with the vice-president or working at campaign headquarters in Arlington, Va.

President George W. Bush, meanwhile, has disturbed many homosexuals, Republicans included, by asking Congress to move on a constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage in the United States.

"They've clearly made the decision to keep her in the closet for this campaign," said John Aravosis, who in February launched the Web-based campaign www.DearMary.com, which started running the ad for free Friday.

"They clearly understand the contradiction between having a lesbian run the vice-president's campaign at the same time they want to bash gays in the Constitution."

Nicolle Devenish, communications director for the Bush campaign, called Mary Cheney "a tremendous asset to the campaign" and dismissed such tactics as going after a politician's offspring.

"I think any group's actions are going to speak for themselves," she said.

Devenish said Mary Cheney will become more visible as the election nears, though she would not comment whether the vice-president's daughter would be reaching out to gay voters or Republicans who oppose the amendment.

Among sites running the ads are WashingtonPost.com, the satirical newspaper The Onion and several liberal Web blogs, Aravosis said.

He said $23,000 has been raised to launch the ads, which could last a week or more depending on funding. But the majority of the costs -- at least $50,000, he said -- has been donated in services by an advertising firm and a Web advocacy firm that support the message.


Link Posted: 10/16/2004 9:33:44 AM EST
"Indeed only among one group, Kerry's own supporters, does a majority (52 percent) say it was appropriate for him to mention Mary Cheney. Among Democrats, 51 percent call it inappropriate; that rises to 64 percent of independents, 80 percent of Republicans and 82 percent of Bush supporters. "

Uhm, if 52% of Democrats call it appropriate, and 51% call it inappropriate, doesn't that equal 103%?

Oh yeah, some dead Democrats must have voted on this poll.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 9:36:01 AM EST

Originally Posted By Greywolf2112:
"Indeed only among one group, Kerry's own supporters, does a majority (52 percent) say it was appropriate for him to mention Mary Cheney. Among Democrats, 51 percent call it inappropriate; that rises to 64 percent of independents, 80 percent of Republicans and 82 percent of Bush supporters. "

Uhm, if 52% of Democrats call it appropriate, and 51% call it inappropriate, doesn't that equal 103%?

Oh yeah, some dead Democrats must have voted on this poll.

Die-hard Kerry supporters know that it's best to weigh in on both sides of the issue.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 9:37:26 AM EST
Kerry is so clueless. But what do you expect from a guy who travels with his personal butler.

GunLvr
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 9:56:12 AM EST

Originally Posted By Greywolf2112:

Uhm, if 52% of Democrats call it appropriate, and 51% call it inappropriate, doesn't that equal 103%?



The 52 percent was "Kerry supporters". The 51% was "Democrats". A huge overlap, but not identical groups.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 10:01:52 AM EST

Originally Posted By GunLvrPHD:
Kerry is so clueless. But what do you expect from a guy who travels with his personal butler.

GunLvr



He must have been jealous of P Diddy...
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 10:05:42 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/16/2004 10:05:51 AM EST by HeavyMetal]
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 10:07:56 AM EST
al-qerri's fucking clueless. He though both serving in Vietnam and protesting against is was an asset, because he thought pro-Americans and anti-Americans would both flock to him because he played both sides.

That's how this moron thinks. He thinks no one will attempt or consider his contradictions.

He thought he could turn off Bush voters by mentioning Cheney's daughter is a lesbian. The guy is tone-deaf. politically.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 10:39:46 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/16/2004 10:40:02 AM EST by Greenhorn]

President George W. Bush, meanwhile, has disturbed many homosexuals, Republicans included, by asking Congress to move on a constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage in the United States.



Hasn't Kerry also stated that he is against gay marriage?

This article seems quite biased.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 3:42:51 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/16/2004 3:43:42 PM EST by A_Free_Man]
It is entirely over the top to drag an opponent's kids into the electioneering. OK, in the case of President, and the position of the First Lady, that's one thing... but the kids, no way.

I am a diehard Republican, and as much as I detested former President Bill Clinton (see, I have the courtesy to use his title, unlike the news media with President Bush) and still it galled me when people criticised Chelsea Clinton's looks.

Some things ARE off limits.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 3:59:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By raven:

That's how this moron thinks. He thinks no one will attempt or consider his contradictions.




Actually he and his wife are classic ultra-rich elietists who spend their lives surrounded by asskissers. They're so used to everyone automatically agreeing with them that the concept of 'contradiction' lacks any real meaning to them.

If you've ever been around them, high level corporate executives have exactly the same trait.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 6:49:59 PM EST

Originally Posted By Greenhorn:

President George W. Bush, meanwhile, has disturbed many homosexuals, Republicans included, by asking Congress to move on a constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage in the United States.



Hasn't Kerry also stated that he is against gay marriage?

This article seems quite biased.



Kerry has said over and over again "The President and I have the same position on gay marriage." It's part of his stump speech. Of course he is lying. If he could get away with it he'd mandate all Americans into gay marriages. Remember the motto of the Taxachussetts liberal, "what is not banned is mandatory."

GunLvr
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