Michelle’s Lame Response

Ken AshfordBush & Co., Iraq, Right Wing Punditry/Idiocy, SheehanLeave a Comment

As I reported yesterday, intellectually dishonest Michelle Malkin reported about Cindy Sheehan’s divorce claiming that "like it or not, it is news", a seeming contradiction of her previous "hands off" policy when it came to the mentioning of Dick Cheney’s lesbian daughter and the New York Times inquiry into John Roberts’ kids.

Today, Malkin lamely responded to the obvious hypocrisy:

Unlike Cindy Sheehan, Dick Cheney and John Roberts did not cite their family members’ political or ideological positions to support their campaigns.

And while it is true that John Roberts did not cite his family members’ ideological position to support his campaign, it is also true that John Roberts, like all court nominees, isn’t campaigning!  And clearly, Malkin is stepping away from her "like it or not, it’s news" rationale.

More importantly, Dick Cheney did mention his lesbian daughter with respect to his campaign, before Kerry raised it in a debate.  Here’s the quote:

"Lynne and I have a gay daughter, so it’s an issue our family is very familiar with . . . The question that comes up with the issue of marriage is what kind of official sanction or approval is going to be granted by government? Historically, that’s been a relationship that has been handled by the states. The states have made that fundamental decision of what constitutes a marriage"

Will Malkin issue a correction?  Don’t hold your breath.