Dick Cheney’s Gay Daughter, Mary Cheney, Marries Heather Poe

All sorts of wedding news making CP tonight.

Mary Cheney, the openly gay daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, has married her long-time partner Heather Poe, The Daily Caller has learned.

Cheney spokeswoman Kara Ahern confirmed to TheDC that the couple married Friday morning in Washington, D.C.

In a statement provided to TheDC, both the former vice president and his wife, Lynne, said they are “delighted” the couple could have their “relationship recognized.”

“Our daughter Mary and her long time partner, Heather Poe, were married today in Washington, DC,” the Cheneys said.

Poe and Mary Cheney have two children: Cheney gave birth to a son in 2007, and a daughter in 2009. They live together in Virginia.

“Mary and Heather have been in a committed relationship for many years, and we are delighted that they were able to take advantage of the opportunity to have that relationship recognized,” the Cheneys said. “Mary and Heather and their children are very important and much loved members of our family and we wish them every happiness.”

Getting Married This Summer And Want To Be Socially Responsible?

Lets say a soon-to-be married couple has just about everything, and really has no desire to get gifts.   Let us say they are intelligent, liberal, enlightened and interested in making their world a better place.

Here is an idea for the wedding guests.

Let your friends know how important this election is to you—register with Obama 2012, and ask for a donation in lieu of a gift. It’s a great way to support the President on your big day. Plus, it’s a gift that we can all appreciate—and goes a lot further than a gravy bowl.

More Proof That Too Many Americans Are Dolts

You can not make this stuff up.

Just 34% of Americans correctly say U.S. President Barack Obama is a Christian, while 44% say they don’t know Obama’s religion and 11% say he is a Muslim.

Defining “Fox & Friends”

Consider that in 2008 President Obama lost the non-college-educated whites by 18%….

I often am at a loss as how to explain the success of such schlock on television, like the morning ratings magnet Fox & Friends.  There is nothing of substance on the show that is not staged or manipulated.  Yet there is a gleeful thrill from a certain segment of the nation who finds turning into the sophomoric mind of Steve Doocy somehow enlightening.

As much an idiot as Doocy is on the air, it gets even worse with the bimbo-like Gretchen Carlson.  She crosses her legs as if she thinks by appearing extra sexy the men at home can stuff dollar bills into their TV sets,  and it will somehow land in her money-box.

Consider the background of Ms. Carlson, who is known for making light of her ignorance. She has said during the program, for example, that she has had to Google the definition of words like ignoramus and czar.

Yeah, the non-educated college crowd should never turn into NPR in the mornings.

Despite all the outrageousness there is a keen self-awareness inside the network about “Fox & Friends.” “We reflect who the audience is,” said Mr. Shine, offering a recent example. “We didn’t spend a lot of time discussing who won the Tony Awards.”

Good Lord!

Where Does Mitt Romney Stand On The Dream Act?

Republicans nominated a candidate for president who has no central core, no clear set of values, nothing of substance on which to stand.  Therefore when it comes to issues in the campaign there is nowhere Mitt Romney can go for cover.  He has no one who can take his side, as he has no clear position where he stands.  Is Romney for the Dream Act or opposed to it?  Is he for President Obama’s action on immigration, or opposed to it?

The Republicans are in a pickle with their pick for president.

Meanwhile Romney is in a poor position when it comes to the Dream Act.

In a passionate speech to Latino leaders, President Obama on Friday defended his decision to stop deporting certain undocumented youthand blasted Republicans — including leaders in Congress and Mitt Romney — for standing in the way of immigration reform. 

“In the face of a Congress that refuses to do anything on immigration… I will take action where I can,” Mr. Obama said at the National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO) conference in Orlando. 

“It’s long past time we gave them a sense of hope,” Mr. Obama said of the undocumented youth who can now qualify to stay in the country legally and acquire work permits. 

“Your speaker from yesterday has a different vision,” the president continued in reference to Romney, his presumptive general election rival. 

The president noted that in his remarks to NALEO on Thursday, Romney said that when he makes a promise, he keeps it. 

“He has promised to veto the DREAM Act, and we should take him at his word,” Mr. Obama said. After a pause, he added, “I’m just saying.”

America (And The West) Should Back Islamists In Egypt–Cover Of The Economist Powerful Image

There is no way to address the deep crisis in Egypt except with hard-nosed realism.  All of the sputtering and racism has to be put aside from those who have no regard for the ‘Arab Street’ or the ‘Arab Srping’. 

This blog has been a strong proponent of the changes in the Middle East over the past two years, and remains so.  Those who know nothing of Egypt need to stay silent.  Let the educated leaders in the West help lead the way, along with those who are seeking redress in Egypt to the hardships they have endured at the hands of despots and dictators.

The deeds of the generals in Egypt needs to be condemned, and the West needs to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with those who want democratic institutions to flower.

Let us cut to the bone of the matter.

Egypt is not, however, doomed to return to dictatorship. Turkey, where the army has reached an accommodation with moderate Islamists, points to a peaceful way out. And the West can help by making it clear that democratically elected politicians, even Islamist ones, rank above generals.

There are two canards that politicians in the West use as an excuse for ignoring the Arab spring. The first is that there is little to choose between the generals and the Islamists. This is just Mubarakism revisited. This newspaper did not want the Islamists to trounce the secular reformers, but they did. The best way to tame the Islamists, as Turkey’s experience shows, is to deny them the moral high ground to which repression elevates them, and condemn them instead to the responsibilities and compromises of day-to-day government.

The second argument is that Egypt is too complex for the West to influence. The situation is certainly messy; but messages from the outside can be clear and strong. Frequent insistence that the army sticks to its democratic promises could make a difference. The generals thrive on American aid and are plainly nervous about seizing untrammelled power. By pressing them to negotiate with Mr Morsi over a constitution to provide for a new parliament, the United States and Europe could tip the balance in democracy’s favour.

In Egypt’s confusion, one thing stands out: Egyptians, and Arabs elsewhere, want to run their own affairs. Kings or generals may slow progress to that end, but they cannot stop it.

Mitt Romney, While At Bain, Sent Jobs Over Overseas–As Candidate Flip Flops On Issue

Mitt Romney’s record proves why he is not the best person to be elected president.

Mitt Romney’s financial company, Bain Capital, invested in a series of firms that specialized in relocating jobs done by American workers to new facilities in low-wage countries like China and India.

During the nearly 15 years that Romney was actively involved in running Bain, a private equity firm that he founded, it owned companies that were pioneers in the practice of shipping work from the United States to overseas call centers and factories making computer components, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

While economists debate whether the massive outsourcing of American jobs over the last generation was inevitable, Romney in recent months has lamented the toll it’s taken on the U.S. economy. He has repeatedly pledged he would protect American employment by getting tough on China.

Why Can’t Mitt Romney Speak Honestly About Immigration?