"I think if you were to talk to Dick Cheney's daughter, who is a lesbian" [...] Kerry told debate moderator Bob Schieffer.
And from here:
Now, as to this question, let me say first that I think the vice president and his wife love their daughter. I think they love her very much. And you can't have anything but respect for the fact that they're willing to talk about the fact that they have a gay daughter" [...]
Using a human being as a political football is rather unseemly, even in such a close election. Kerry-Edwards has used the late Christopher Reeve as well as the ill Michael J. Fox for exactly this purpose. The media have offered little criticism in response.
But using the VP's daughter, twice, is simply too much. Even the anti-Bush media have to call the Dems out on this.
They clearly want to hamper the Republicans in their effort to turn out their conservative, Christian base. But this is simply dirty pool.
"John will never send a boy or girl in a uniform anywhere in the world because of our need and greed for oil."
Or that Ms. Edwards is morbidly obese?
I don't think so.
Kerry will pay a price here. Not among the anti-Bush homos, but in the media, where it counts.