If the Bush Cheney campaign is smart, they will completely pounce all over Elizabeth Edwards’ response to Dick and Lynn Cheney’s comments about the debate last night and how their daughter was mentioned. From what I’m guessing, the campaign is setting up Kerry/Edwards for a large bitchslap on this issue. Here’s what it is about:

WHAT KERRY SAID: “And I think if you were to talk to Dick Cheney’s daughter, who is a lesbian, she would tell you that she’s being who she was, she’s being who she was born as.”

DICK CHENEY TO NBC AFFILIATE WHO: “I would have said Sen. Kerry was out of line to bring my daughter into it. I thought it was totally inappropriate.”

LYNNE CHENEY AT POST-DEBATE RALLY: “The only thing I could conclude is that this is not a good man. This is not a good man. And, of course, I’m speaking as a mom. And a pretty indignant one. This is not a good man. What a cheap and tawdry political trick.”

ELIZABETH EDWARDS ON ABC RADIO: “She’s overreacted to this and treated it as if it’s shameful to have this discussion. I think that’s a very sad state of affairs… I think that it indicates a certain degree of shame with respect to her daughter’s sexual preferences… It makes me really sad that that’s Lynne’s response.”

Jees, with Edwards’ husband making predictions that the lame will walk and the blind will see in a Kerry administration only points to how nutty this family and this campaign are.
IMHO, it was a cheap shot by Kerry to bring up his daughter, but I “almost” understand why he did it. I don’t know if Mary Cheney has come out as a vehement supporter of Gay Marriage, but I’m guessing she would have been quiet while dad is running for office. But that wasn’t the question asked by Schieffer. The question was whether either side thought being gay was a genetic issue or a choice. I still think it was a cheap thing for Kerry to do.