Tuesday, June 02, 2009

When I Walk Down the Aisle, Baby, Play Me that Imperial March

The cognitive dissonance, it burns.

Should we just adopt this as the new pride symbol? It has
enough radii for G and L and B and T and Q and I, after all.

Darth Cheney popped the mask off for a moment yesterday and said something that sounded almost human.

If you don't want to listen to the voice, which I fully understand, this is what he said:

""I think that freedom means freedom for everyone," Cheney replied. "As many of you know, one of my daughters is gay, and it is something we have lived with for a long time in our family.

"I think people ought to be free to enter into any kind of union they wish -- any kind of arrangement they wish,'' Cheney said. "The question of whether or not there ought to be a federal statute to protect this, I don't support. I do believe that, historically, the way marriage has been regulated is at the state level. It has always been a state issue, and I think that is the way it ought to be handled, on a state-by-state basis...

"But I don't have any problem with that,'' he said of the same-sex marriages that most of the states in New England, Iowa and the District of Columbia have authorized. "People ought to get a shot at that."

Huh. I can't wait to hear Jabba's Limbaugh's reaction. Will he dare try yanking Cheney back into line? As much as I loathe Dick Cheney, I tip my well-worn cap in his direction for being a father first when it comes to this issue, and am gratified for this very visible proof that knowing and loving a gay person goes a long way toward believing that we all might deserve equal rights.

1 comment:

Damien Huffer said...

meh...i don't like it. it's rather convoluted.