Heather Poe, the wife of Mary Cheney, doesn’t post to Facebook much. In fact, it had been almost a year since she’d posted anything at all. But seeing her sister-in-law Liz Cheney on TV saying bigoted things about her marriage seems to have pissed her right off.
I was watching my sister-in-law on Fox News Sunday (yes Liz, in fifteen states and the District of Columbia you are my sister-in-law) and was very disappointed to hear her say “I do believe in the traditional definition of marriage.”
Liz has been a guest in our home, has spent time and shared holidays with our children, and when Mary and I got married in 2012 – she didn’t hesitate to tell us how happy she was for us.
To have her now say she doesn’t support our right to marry is offensive to say the least
I can’t help but wonder how Liz would feel if as she moved from state to state, she discovered that her family was protected in one but not the other.
Couldn’t have said it better myself.
Liz – this isn’t just an issue on which we disagree – you’re just wrong – and on the wrong side of history.
It’s nice to see some honesty pierce the political fog in the Cheney family. Their parents, Dick and Lynne Cheney, were wrong to stay silent while the Bush administration pursued a strategy of exploiting bigotry against their own daughter for political gain. And Mary was wrong to stay silent in the face of her parents’ silence. Now if Dick were to speak out against Liz’ callousness, he might almost make up for his earlier silence. But I’m not holding my breath.