Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Qtoon: There's Something About Mary

Paul Berge
Q Syndicate
÷Jun 27, 2012

I was worried that this week's cartoon was an unduly harsh reaction to a happy event -- the proverbial turd in the punch bowl -- and then I saw that at least my turd would not be alone in the punch:
 "So on behalf of all the progressives in America, Cheney family, allow me to say, 'You’re welcome.'
"Because while Dick Cheney’s party spent decades calling people like Mary deviant or unnatural, the liberals were fighting for her. When Karl Rove made same-sex marriage a wedge issue to divide Americans in the 2004 election, liberals were writing the checks to defeat that homophobic agenda. And when Fox News spent hundreds of hours lying about people like Mary Cheney and calling them a threat to traditional marriage, the very people Mary’s dad so deeply despises were the ones standing up for her liberty.
"So you’re welcome, Cheneys, we were happy to do it."
(Who knew that John Fugelsang had a news show these days?)

I should note that in spite of her father's record in office (see yesterday's post) I further agree with John Fugelsang that at least Dick Cheney "was ahead of the curve" -- and of President Obama -- on gays in the military and marriage equality. The snark of this week's cartoon aside, I'm very happy for the Poe-Cheney family. 

So mazel tov to Mary and Heather. May you have a long and happy marriage, and may all the turds in your punch bowl be strictly proverbial.

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