Bil Browning

WTF?!: Cheney + Bush = Tolerance?

Filed By Bil Browning | November 10, 2010 9:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment, Marriage Equality
Tags: autobiographies, Dick Cheney, George W. Bush, lesbian daughter, Mary Cheney, vice president

George W Bush is currently making the rounds hawking his autobiography and he's included all sorts of snippets that just make your head want to explode. He says the worst moment of his presidency was when Kanye West said he didn't like black people after Hurricane Katrina - but, for some reason, exploding_head.jpgwatching the mass destruction and death and his administration's bungled response efforts didn't rank as bad as a rap singer's comment on television.

In one portion, Bush writes about when he asked Dick Cheney to be his Vice President. Bush, who ran on a platform that exploited homophobia and stirred up opposition to same-sex marriage, carefully omits that nugget of information as he paints himself as a "compassionate conservative."

Apparently, Cheney volunteered up his daughter's sexuality when Bush asked him to seriously consider being the veep. You know, because with Cheney the worst possible monster he has in his closet is that his daughter is a lesbian.

By the time Dick came to the ranch to deliver his final report, I had decided to make another run at him. As he finished his briefing, I said, "Dick, you are the perfect running mate."

While I had dropped hints before, he could tell I was serious this time. Finally, he said, "I need to talk to Lynne." I took that as a promising sign. He told me that he had had three heart attacks and that he and Lynne were happy with their life in Dallas. Then he said, "Mary is gay." I could tell what he meant by the way he said it. Dick clearly loved his daughter. I felt he was gauging my tolerance. "If you have a problem with this, I'm not your man," he was essentially saying.

I smiled at him and said, "Dick, take your time. Please talk to Lynne. And I could not care less about Mary's orientation."

Mary, of course, couldn't care less about tolerance. She went to work for the campaign, stayed absolutely mum about all of the anti-gay rhetoric, staunchly defended the administration's anti-gay policies after they won the election, and has continued to donate and volunteer for other anti-gay politicians.

She also wrote a memoir of her life as a queer sell out that promptly made it's way to the top of the bargain bin least-sellers list. I guess the LGBT community just couldn't "tolerate" her collaboration with politicians who would deny her - and us - basic civil rights.

Bush "could not care less"? Just ask Kanye West. Apparently, he could.


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Apparently two years of "Writing" his autobiography and the coaching leading up to his hocking his book in the media has been time well spent. At times he almost sounded lucid during interviews. Of course the media seems to be all warm and fuzzy for the ubber conservative again this season.

I can't hardly read about GWB or Cheney or that other unindicted co-conspirator, Condi Rice, without chewing my own vomit.

This man knows full well that he eeked out two presidential wins unfairly, to be polite. Jim Baker stole the first one.

They rushed to an unneeded war with under-cooked intel and rode that pro-military bandwagon to a narrow 2004 victory. They bullied Congress into supporting their military nonsense on the shoudlers of patriotic banter.

He should be wearing stripes and making license plates. But so should Oliver North. You're in DC now, Bil...that town has selective indignation about those who violate federal law.

Don't forget the Scooter Libby pardon-in-need-of-Viagra. Cheney allegedly pouted about that one and told W "I can't believe you're going to leave a soldier on the field."

I've never wished ill health on anyone. But if Darth Vader Cheney disappeared tomorrow, I don't think I'd shed a tear. God's already sent him three or four strong signals to change his ways, to no avail.

I try not to criticize the Cheney children. Anyone who's gay stays in/out of the closet for a number of reasons. Self-hating gays are a rare breed, but they cash in however they want. We all know what she is and how she earns a living.
She has no street cred. And every day, she's got to look in the mirror.

She ignores simple facts like: W won the 2000 nomination against a charging McCain, largely on the back of a hateful push-poll and pamphlets Rove spread all over S. Carolina, just before their primary. They implied the Mrs. McCain (who's no Sunday School teacher herself) had a black baby and that the McCains were gay-friendly.
In S. Carolina, the land of Strom Thurmond, that's akin to treason.

Of course, we all found out later that the McCains adopted a mixed-race foreign baby. And McCain was much more gay-friendly prior to his 2008 campaign and his 2010 primary conversion to a hateful effing neocon.

Yeah, George, you are a quite remarkable open-minded man. History already isn't kind. A self-serving autobio won't help because you can have your own opinion, but you can't have your own facts.

Now go away George.