Poor Liz Cheney just can’t win. After trying to burnish her conservative bona fides the other day by announcing that she was, in fact, against gay marriage, her own sister spoke out against her.
The Washington Post reports:
Mary Cheney married her long-time partner Heather Poe last year in the District; their father announced in June 2009 that he backed same-sex marriage, though he thought it was a decision best left to the states rather than the federal government. “For the record, I love my sister, but she is dead wrong on the issue of marriage,” Mary Cheney wrote on Facebook, urging readers to like or share the post. Noting that “Freedom means freedom for everyone,” she added, “That means that all families — regardless of how they look or how they are made — all families are entitled to the same rights, privileges and protections as every other.”
Meanwhile, even folks on the right weren’t buying this “clarification” from Liz Cheney. The National Organization for Marriage’s Brian Brown had this to say (from Joe.My.God):
“Liz Cheney now says she is not ‘pro gay marriage’, but she has long opposed a constitutional amendment to protect marriage as the union of one man and woman. If she truly supported protecting marriage, she would change her position and support both a Wyoming constitutional amendment and federal amendment to protect marriage. Luckily, there is a candidate in this race who has done more than give lip service to traditional marriage: Mike Enzi. He not only supported a marriage amendment, but actually co sponsored it.”
Girl just can’t get any love.
Wonkette chimed in, too. Go Pride reports:
“Liz’s insistence that nuh uh, she so does NOT heart gay marriage wouldn’t be necessary if voters were not receiving mysterious polling questions about how she “aggressively promotes gay marriage,” but since Enzi’s team — sorry, we mean some mysterious “dirty tricks … push poll” outfit (but wait, we thought Republicans love dirty tricks push polls!) that probably has nothing whatsoever to do with Enzi’s campaign AT ALL — went there, well, Liz has no choice but to assure voters that she does TOO hate gay marriage. Which makes her a terrible person, of course, which we already knew because she is a Cheney, after all, but it also makes her a real cunt of a sister, considering her own sister is gay married — to a gay lady! Because seriously, what kind of horrible, evil, do-not-pass-GO-do-not-collect-$200-just-burn-directly-in-HELL person are you if you are running for office on a platform of being NOT pro your own sister’s marriage? “Oh, that’s right. She’s a Cheney. Duh.”