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Lynne Cheney tells Wolf Blitzer there is no lesbian love affair in her book Sisters. Cheney suggest that contention is just a big lie:

BLITZER: Here's what the Democratic Party put out today, the

Democratic Congressional -- Senatorial Campaign Committee: "Lynne

Cheney's book featured brothels and attempted rape. In 1981, Vice

President Dick Cheney's wife, Lynne, wrote a book called "Sisters",

which featured a lesbian love affair, brothels and attempted rapes."

CHENEY: No.

BLITZER: "In 1988, Lynn Cheney wrote about a Republican vice

president who dies of a heart attack while having sex with his

mistress." Is that true?

CHENEY: Nothing explicit. And actually, that was full of lies.

It's not -- it's just -- it's absolutely not a...

BLITZER: Did you write a book entitled "Sisters"?

CHENEY: I did write a book entitled "Sisters".

BLITZER: It did have lesbian characters.

CHENEY: This -- no, not necessarily. This description is a lie.

I'll stand on that.

BLITZER: There's nothing in there about rape and brothels?

CHENEY: Well, Wolf, could we talk about a children's book for a minute?

BLITZER: We can talk about the children's book. I just wanted to...

CHENEY: I think my segment is, like, 15 minutes long and we've had

about 10 minutes of...

BLITZER: I just wanted to -- I just wanted to clarify what's in the

news today, given -- this is...

CHENEY: That's lies and distortion. That's what it is.

BLITZER: This is an opportunity for you to explain on these

sensitive issues.

CHENEY: Wolf, I have nothing to explain. Jim Webb has a lot to

explain.

BLITZER: Well, he says he's only -- as a serious writer, novelist,

a fiction writer, he was doing basically what you were doing.

CHENEY: Jim Webb is full of baloney.

And now, let's see what Lynne Cheney is full of (from her book Sisters):

"'To my Helena, my dearest lover...Thine always, A.T.' Helen and Amy Travers? No, it couldn't be, simply couldn't."

"Helen, my joy and my beloved...Let us go away together, away from the anger and the imperatives of men...There will be only the two of us...In the evenings I shall read to you while you work your cross-stitch in the firelight. And then we shall go to bed, our bed, my dearest girl..."

"Society as a whole might conclude that women were sexless creatures, but she knew otherwise. She also knew that claiming a relationship was not erotic, thinking it could not be would not keep it from being so. There could be no tearing off of one's clothes and lustily hopping into bed, not if one would preserve the love-religion. But the loving words and the warm embrace were permitted, and the kiss before sleep, the arousal gentle enough so that its nature would not have to be acknowledged."

"The women who embraced in the wagon were Adam and Eve...-- no, Eve and Eve, loving one another as they would not be able to once they ate of the fruit and knew themselves as they truly were. She felt curiously moved...she saw that the women in the cart had a passionate, loving intimacy forever closed to her."

I dunno about you, but that's lookin' awful "sisterly" to me!

Posted by aalkon at October 28, 2006 9:04 AM

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Maybe republicans are sexy after all!

Posted by: Lena at October 28, 2006 3:57 AM

She was pretty dumb to deny this stuff so vehemently. Then again, that's the way media works now...just say "no" over and over and over again, and a certain sector of the public believes you.

Posted by: Amy Alkon at October 28, 2006 4:06 AM

Oh now lesbians are so so bad in the lefties' eyes.

Sure hope perverts are:
From DRUDGE.com

Boy's Penis in Father's Mouth 'Not a Sexual Act,' Webb Tells Radio Host...
http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewPolitics.asp?Page=/Politics/archive/200610/POL20061027c.html

Posted by: Dakota Freedom at October 28, 2006 6:20 AM

Hey Dakota Freedom, did you read the passage in context from Webb's book that contained that bit? If you had, you'd know that Webb was basically describing a man who had lost his mind from the ravages of war.

Ane let's not forget good ole Scooter Libby, whose book featured a story about a little girl sold into prostitution who was put in a cage with a bear and made to fuck the bear for the onlookers' enjoyment.

Sorry, but if you're going to claim moral turpitude on the basis of someone's fiction, well, glass houses and stones come to mind.

Posted by: deja pseu at October 28, 2006 7:36 AM

Oh now lesbians are so so bad in the lefties' eyes.

Uh, no. It's Lynne Cheney's hypocrisy, which seems to be a hallmark of her character.

Posted by: deja pseu at October 28, 2006 7:41 AM

Hey Goddess,

Did you notice that Lynn's book wasn't expicit.

Suggestive, yes, Explicit no. I don't have a problem with Webbs book, though, I don't read trash like that.

Why are we not just talking about issues?

1. I like high taxes, I hate high taxes.

2. I'm a socialist, I'm a capitalist.

3. I for protecting privacy for terrorists or
I think we should listen in on Al Zwahiri
when he's planning gas the New York subways
or bomb a shopping mall in Columbus.

4. I think terrosist should be given Miranda
rights, or I think we should hook them up
to Volvo batteries.

5. I believe child molesters in political office
should resign and be prosecuted, or I believe
they should be given commitee appointments,
given a standing ovation and retire with a
pension.

6. I believe we should run from a conflict when
in gets difficult, ( the French solution ),
or I believe we should win any war we start,
and the time to oppose a war is before it
starts, not after we have lost 3000 men and
spent half a trillion dollars.

7. I believe life is to be respected from
conception to natural death, or lets stick
a fork in the kid's head as he's being born
because he's got red hair and facial mole.

8. I believe Judges should change any law that
is unjust, or I believe it is perogative of
our elected representives to amend the
constitution in order to correct injustices.

9. I believe we vote according to who has the
juiciest scandals or I believe we vote based
on our core beliefs.

Posted by: Phil Bickel at October 28, 2006 8:54 AM

For me, a big issue is the Puritans' need to have everybody think and act their way -- embarrassment and shame at sexuality, worrying about how other people get off, worrying that other people might have abortions -- instead of sticking to their own nuttery and leaving other people out of it.

Personally, I find it pretty pervy to actually get your knickers in a knot about how other people get off. Do what you need to do, and try not to write overwrought fiction about it is the way I see it. Gay people are often just as boring as heteros once you take away the chaps with the butt cheeks cut out.

Posted by: Amy Alkon at October 28, 2006 9:03 AM

> if you're going to claim moral turpitude
> on the basis of someone's fiction

Reynolds or somebody made the point too, that we're so horny for sex scandals that we're looking for misconduct in things people have *written*.

Last week I read one of Webb's nonfiction books, "Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America." Amazingly, there's no chapter on alcohol, which I regard as a glaring ommision in the otherwise tidy overview of the trouble-lovin' tribes.

But the freaky passage from "Lost Soldiers" shows that even when we're stone sober, we Scots-Irish are connoisseurs of weirdness. So we got that going for us... Which is nice!

Posted by: Crid at October 28, 2006 9:39 AM

Lynne Cheney may or may not have written a soft porn book. Call it what ever floats your boat, Amy. While that may be shocking to the Dhimmicrats, their tolerance extending only to their own well publicized homosexuals and roués in Congress (Mr Franks and Ted Kennedy come immediately to mind), the fact is that Mrs. Cheney is a private citizen exercising her right to free speech under the BOR. Not quite the same kerfluffle as:
Mr Webb, the apparently artistic gentleman from Virginia is seeking election to the United States Senate. Everything he does and says in the public domain can and should be used to gage whether or not he is of senatorial timbre. My guess is, that as a Senator, he will make a better leather boy porn novelist, rather in the vein of one of the rather more ridiculous faux Native American authors of late.

Posted by: B Dubya at October 28, 2006 1:25 PM

"Helen, my joy and my beloved...Let us go away together, away from the anger and the imperatives of men...There will be only the two of us...In the evenings I shall read to you while you work your cross-stitch in the firelight. And then we shall go to bed, our bed, my dearest girl..."

That can turn a guy off lesbians for a while..

Posted by: eric at October 28, 2006 1:52 PM

Has it occured to anyone that Lynne Cheney holds no elective office and isn't running for any elective office? Lynne Cheny is a private citizen, nothing more. What she writes and doesn't write isn't relevant because she holds no power and isn't looking for any! Nobody is going to be called upon to decide if she would make a good Senator or not!!

Posted by: Larry Rasczak at October 29, 2006 5:28 AM

I think Lynne Cheney deserves ridicule, or at least shouldn't be surprised when she gets some.

Posted by: Crid at October 29, 2006 3:23 PM

"Helen, my joy and my beloved...Let us go away together, away from the anger and the imperatives of men...There will be only the two of us...In the evenings I shall read to you while you work your cross-stitch in the firelight. And then we shall go to bed, our bed, my dearest girl..."

I think I must be the only person on the planet who is actually turned on by this passage. Besides Lynne Cheney, I mean.

Posted by: Melissa at October 30, 2006 7:26 PM

Prayer in public schools are wrong, not wrong

Posted by: Patenting Insurance at May 12, 2007 4:33 AM

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