Just listened to Mary Cheney on Hugh Hewitt’s show. Mary did a great job and I delighted in discovering that Hugh and I do agree on one aspect of debate on gay marriage. Hugh wondered why Democrats were so afraid of discussing this. While Hugh and I come to different conclusions on a constitutional amendment defining marriage, both of us welcome the debate.
To that MPA supporter’s credit, he gave a full hour to an outspoken opponent of that amendment. To be sure, they discussed a great variety of issues and did not limit their discussion to gay marriage. I found myself agreeing with that opponent, i.e., Mary, on every political point she made. She stated her opposition to the amendment and noted that both her parents (i.e., the Vice President of the United States and his wife Lynne) have spoken out against it. But, like me, Mary finds the War on Terror to be a more important issue.
Hugh references the interview here where I assume he’ll provide a link to the transcript once it’s up. I’ll let you know as soon as I do.
On Hugh’s blog, his co-blogger Mary Katherine Ham did a short post on the Marriage Protection Amendment and linked a post that I had linked last April, Jane’s Galt’s “A really, really, really long post about gay marriage that does not, in the end, support one side or the other” I’m delighted that while Mary Katherine who apparently supports the amendment and I who oppose it, both agree that Jane Galt’s piece is one of the best on the topic. Like Dale Carpenter, Jane Galt has clearly contributed to the debate on the topic in a civil and responsible manner. I wish more people would so contribute.
Thanks to Mary Katherine Ham for reminding me of such an important piece and to Hugh for such a great interview with Mary Cheney.
-Dan (AKA GayPatriotWest): GayPatriotWest@aol.com
WELCOME HUGH HEWITT READERS!!! While you’re here, please feel free to browse around what one writer called “the most reliably conservative gay blog on the Internet.” I have done a number of posts on Mary’s book, noting how it shows what a good man the Vice President is, recommending it as a “must-read” book and noting that a gay bookstore in West Hollywood doesn’t carry the book while it does carry books by America-hating leftist Noam Chomsky.
(Sales on amazon have jumped from 4,563 yesterday to 1,767 today — must be because Mary came across so well on Hugh’s show.)