Dick Cheney’s gruff manner never made him a very convincing advocate for so-called gay marriage. Nor did Lynne Cheney’s back-to-the-classics kick — she came to national attention, recall, as a Bill Bennett-like voice for the restoration of Western civilization — exactly lend itself to such advocacy.
Now blunt Liz has reiterated her position on the question, making it clear that she won’t be joining in the family charade. “I do believe in the traditional definition of marriage,” she told Fox’sChris Wallace last Sunday.
The chattering class is, of course, harrumphing over this remark, accusing Liz of backing her campaign bus over her lesbian sister Mary as it wobbles towards a double-digit defeat. In a typical comment, Robin Abcarian of the Los Angeles Times pouts: “What kind of woman sells out her sister for a shot at a U.S. Senate seat?”