It quickly spread to twitter, today reached Facebook and it all started yesterday on “Fox News Sunday” yesterday: the Cheney Family Feud.
Liz Cheney announced her candidacy for the Wyoming Senate seat currently held by Mike Enzi in next year’s Republican primary and was recently met with a new attach ad from American Principles Fund, a conservative group, challenging her that while not being pro-gay, she still wasn’t anti-gay enough. Gulp.
Having waffled on her stance on the gay marriage issue, Fox’s Chris Wallace acknowledged her opposition to a constitutional ban on same sex marriage and her general support for benefits for same-sex partners so he asked her to clarify her position on same-sex marriage for the record.
“I also don’t support amending the Constitution on this issue,” she added. “I do believe it’s an issue that’s got to be left up to states. I do believe in the traditional definition of marriage.”
Does that sound familiar…well almost, As reported in the the Huffington Post in July of 2009, after leaving office, VP Cheney took a humanity pill and offered support for sane sex marriage when decided on a legal state, not federal government legislation. He said it, the ‘M’ word. He said he was for it then. He also supports Liz’s objection to it now that she is running for office as well. These Cheney’s want to have their hate and eat it too apparently!
And the Family Feud moves into the bonus round as now ‘their’ stance against gay marriage didn’t sit well sister with the folks back at home, particularly sister Mary who recently married her longtime partner, Heather Poe.
Taking to Facebook, Poe wrote:
“Liz has been a guest in our home, has spent time and shared holidays with our children, and when Mary and I got married in 2012 – she didn’t hesitate to tell us how happy she was for us.
To have her now say she doesn’t support our right to marry is offensive to say the least
I can’t help but wonder how Liz would feel if as she moved from state to state, she discovered that her family was protected in one but not the other.
I always thought freedom meant freedom for EVERYONE.”
So did we. But let’s let Mary have the last word, after all, it is her sister.
“Liz – this isn’t just an issue on which we disagree – you’re just wrong – and on the wrong side of history.”