All the talk

So it appears all the pundits felt sufficiently uncomfortable with the discussion of whether homosexuality is a choice or not. It drew some uncalled for comments from Chris Matthews that I would rather not even repeat. I don’t know a single homosexual man or woman who would tell you that their sexuality is a choice, and this was exactly the point Senator Kerry was trying to make by invoking Mary Cheney during the debate. In any event, this bit of last nights debate has all the heads-a-talkin’. For what it’s worth I don’t think Senator Kerry has anything to be ashamed of in his answer, remember it is his opponent who has been running the scare campaign in regard to gay marriage. In short, I agree 100% with the position of Elizabeth Edwards,

Both candidates said they believe marriage should remain a union of a man and a woman but that gay Americans should be treated with respect. Kerry cited Mary Cheney, the vice president’s openly gay daughter and an official in the campaign, as a lesbian who probably would say being gay is not a matter of choice.

That drew a rebuke at a post-debate rally from Lynne Cheney, the vice president’s wife. She called Kerry “not a good man” and his reference to her daughter “a cheap and tawdry political trick.”

In an interview Thursday with ABC Radio, Elizabeth Edwards, wife of Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards , said Mrs. Cheney “overreacted to this and treated it as if it’s shameful to have this discussion. I think that’s a very sad state of affairs. … I think that it indicates a certain degree of shame with respect to her daughter’s sexual preferences. … It makes me really sad that that’s Lynne’s response.” (emphasis is mine)

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