Thursday, August 6, 2009
Obama and Cheney in "The Advocate"
Hey Vice-Precedence Readers!
Still no news about Cheney's book, or if he will be called to testify before Congress on the CIA assassination squad. Its sort of a slow week in Cheney news after the huge amount of press last week with the TIME Magazine article and Cheney on the cover.
The most interesting thing I found today that touches on Cheney was the cover story of the LGBT Magazine THE ADVOCATE where they claim that President Obama is not living up to the expectations and promises he made to the gay community. The LGBT community strongly supported President Obama during the 2008 campaign, but to many in the movement so far, that support hasn't been rewarded.
The article cites several prominent gay leaders such as ACT UP founder, playwright and author Larry Kramer, Dan Choi-founder of the West Point gay alumni group Knights Out, and Facebook co-founder and President Obama's online campaign supervisor Chris Hughes and their disappointments on whats happening with the Obama Administration. In one of my first blogs I touched on how Cheney has come out in favor of gay marriage and his support of lesbian daughter Mary (who I wrote about in my last blog) and the fact that he has a grandson being raised by his daughter and her longtime partner Heather Poe. At this moment in the gay rights movement, when the gay community is so eager to repeal the ban against gays in the military and "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and especially to get rid of the Defense of Marriage Act, is former VP Cheney the bigger champion for gay rights then the President?
What do you think Vice-Precedence Readers? Let me know and Thanks for reading.