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11/19/2013

Is Maggie being both snarky and on point about Cheney spat? I'm so proud.

by Jeremy Hooper

The thing that strikes me about Maggie Gallagher's take on the Cheney family spat isn't anything offensive. In fact, it actually seems like she's pointing out the ridiculousness of the elder Cheneys' joint statement on the matter.

She writes:

"Dick and Lynne Cheney issued a joint statement on their daughters’ very public and highly publicized Facebook spat over gay marriage. Because when you as a family have been dealing with a personal issue over many years and are “pained” to see it become public, the one thing you really want to make clear is: Liz doesn’t support gay marriage." [NRO]

Am I reading it wrong? It sounds to me like Maggie is being snarky with that last line. The way it's worded, it sounds like she's saying that the Cheneys pretense about being pained by the public spectacle is pretty much undercut by their clear choice to pick a side.

Perhaps Maggie is being genuine and saying that yeah, pointing out your child's lack of support for marriage equality is the one thing you really want to make clear in such a conversation. But I don't think so, judging by both the phrasing and her past comments about family disagreement (Maggie has revealed that many with her own family are supportive of marriage equality). In this case, I think Maggie Gallagher, queen of gay marriage opposition, is joining those of us who find Dick and Lynn's handling of this public matter both odd and political.

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