Mary "Aunt Tom" Cheney
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Mary Cheney left the room when her dad said he was opposed to a constitutional amendment forbidding gay marriage. She's just as tightlipped as ever. I'm not sure what the gay equivalent of Uncle Tom might be but Mary Cheney is surely that.
"There is a profound sense of bewilderment bordering on betrayal," said Matt Foreman, executive director of the Gay and Lesbian Taskforce. "How is it possible that you could be working so hard for an administration that is so against your basic life, so against you and any family aspirations you might have, and against your people? I understand father-daughter ties, but it seems impossible to reconcile." ...
[Alan] Simpson recalled a tense confrontation on the campaign trail when one of Mr. Bush's Christian conservative backers advised Mr. Cheney to "pray for her" and "to urge her away from her aberration."
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