By Brad Friedman on 10/14/2004, 2:24pm PT  

Last night Lynne Cheney claimed to be "outraged". Today, Dick Cheney said he was "a pretty angry father right now".

What a bunch of horseshit. Here's the real tale of the tape, prior to the Cheney's realizing they were about to lose this election and needed to say and do anything to try and win this thing.

From a townhall Q&A session with both Lynne and Dick on Aug. 24, 2004...

DICK CHENEY: Well, the question has come up obviously in the past with respect to the question of gay marriage. Lynne and I have a gay daughter.

From the V.P. Debate on Oct. 5, 2004...

EDWARDS: ...let me say first that I think the vice president and his wife love their daughter. I think they love her very much. And you can't have anything but respect for the fact that they're willing to talk about the fact that they have a gay daughter, the fact that they embrace her...
...
CHENEY: Well, Gwen, let me simply thank the senator for the kind words he said about my family and our daughter. I appreciate that very much.

But now he's "angry" and she's "outraged"? Puh-lease. Desperation does funny things to folks, doesn't it?