When it was revealed last month that Mary Cheney and her partner were expecting a child, the Right was apoplectic, calling it “tragic,” “immoral”, and “unconscionable.” Among those criticizing Mary Cheney was Carrie Gordon Earll of Focus on the Family who said that “just because it’s possible to conceive a child outside of the relationship of a married mother and father doesn’t mean that it’s best for the child.”
Appearing on “The Situation Room” yesterday, Wolf Blitzer asked Vice President Cheney about FOF’s statement and Cheney responded by lashing out … at Blitzer:
BLITZER: We’re out of time, but a couple of issues I want to raise with you. Your daughter, Mary. She’s pregnant. All of us are happy. She’s going to have a baby, you’re going to have another grandchild. Some of the — some critics, though, are suggesting — for example, a statement from someone representing Focus on the Family, “Mary Cheney’s pregnancy raises the question of what’s best for children. Just because it’s possible to conceive a child outside of the relationship of a married mother and father doesn’t mean it’s best for the child.” Do you want to respond to that?
CHENEY: No, I don’t.
BLITZER: She’s, obviously, a good daughter…
CHENEY: I’m delighted — I’m delighted I’m about to have a sixth grandchild, Wolf. And obviously I think the world of both my daughters and all of my grandchildren. And I think, frankly, you’re out of line with that question.
BLITZER: I think all of us appreciate…
CHENEY: I think you’re out of line.
BLITZER: …your daughters. No, we like your daughters. Believe me, I’m very, very sympathetic to Liz and to Mary. I like them both. That was just a question that’s come up, and it’s a responsible, fair question.
CHENEY: I just fundamentally disagree with you.
BLITZER: I want to congratulate you on having another grandchild.
If Cheney is angry about questions regarding his daughter’s pregnancy, perhaps he ought to spend less time attacking journalists and more time blasting his own right-wing supporters.