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QUOTATION: People often say that, in a democracy, decisions are made by a majority of the people. Of course, that is not true. Decisions are made by a majority of those who make themselves heard and who vote - a very different thing. - Walter H. Judd
2004-10-15 - 2:47 p.m.
Me Think They Doth Protest Too Much
Dick and Lynne Cheney screamed foul when John Kerry mentioned their gay daughter in the debate Wednesday night. But I suspect that for gays and lesbians, what is most outrageous is the Cheneys' outrage. Sounds like it was an opportunity for the Republicans to make a bit of hay out of a reference to Dick Cheney's own use of his daughter's sexual orientation several weeks ago -- if anyone has been "using" her, it was Dick Cheney, trying to persuade gays and lesbians that it's OK to be Republican AND homosexual...just look at us...my daughter is working for George Bush. I'm only sorry that the media is playing it up so. The Cheneys obviously knew that would happen. Had they REALLLY been distressed that Mary was being exploited, they would have talked quietly about it - certainly not held a press conference. Who's exploiting? Another grand diversion is what I think.
I think they are especially trying to divert attention away from President Bush's alleged loss in all three debates, as well as Karl Rove's testimony before the grand jury about the CIA leak...or away from the fact that soldiers refused to obey a command because they weren't properly protected against what they would have been up against.