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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Mary Cheney Having A Baby

God bless her and God bless the baby that she and her long term partner are going to have. Politics aside, a baby is indeed a gift from God above and no matter how you create that gift and appreciate the life that it is I applaud you for it. Any commitment to bare a child and raise it is a huge responsibility and when done right it is always a good thing. Mary Cheney has her head on straight and I wish her and the baby well.

Children need a loving environment to grow up in and with that comes the logic and common sense to do the right thing in their life as an adult. What sexual orientation the parents are is not a factor in the child’s mind. Knowing that two responsible adults cared for them and nurtured them till adulthood is all that is important. Can your religious crap on who is a better parent.

Raising children is not easy and anyone that takes on the responsibility has taken on a life time contract. Having children is ultimately your life long lessons of love and hate that they will take with them to the next generation. You can raise them with love in the family or you can think that there is love but Mom or Dad is a screw up.

Knowing Mary Cheney and her fathers position in politics this is a tough road for her to travel. It makes her father and his political positions on what she is doing look bad. And yet Vice President Cheney will be a Grand Father once more from her baby. Ergo, I do not blame him one bit for putting Wolf Blitzer in his place.

This opinion coming from a die hard liberal is hard to express but the baby is my only concern. I can beat up the VP on any issue every single day but this is different and I happen to agree with his reply to the interview. Parents are parents and there is no red R or blue D on any birth certificate mandating a new born child’s political status.

Decision to Have Baby Isn’t Political, Mary Cheney Says
Published: February 1, 2007 - The New York Times

Mary Cheney, the lesbian daughter of Vice President Dick Cheney, for the first time yesterday publicly defended her decision to become pregnant and asserted that same-sex couples were equally capable of raising children as heterosexual couples.

“When Heather and I decided to have a baby, I knew it wasn’t going to be the most popular decision,” Ms. Cheney said, referring to her partner of 15 years, Heather Poe.

She then gestured to her middle — any bulge disguised by a boxy jacket — and asserted: “This is a baby. This is a blessing from God. It is not a political statement. It is not a prop to be used in a debate, on either side of a political issue. It is my child.” - The New York Times

Another thing that makes you go hmmmm.


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