Video: Cheney gets testy with Blitzer over question about daughter’s pregnancy
posted at 7:30 pm on January 24, 2007 by Ian
During a taped interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Vice President Dick Cheney reacted strongly to a question concerning Cheney’s pregnant lesbian daughter. Cheney said Blitzer was ‘out of line’ several times after the CNN anchor repeatedly tried to get an answer out of the Vice President:
Blitzer: Your daughter Mary, she’s pregnant. All of us are happy. She’s going to have a baby. You’re going to have another grandchild. Some of the — some critics, though, are suggesting, for example, a statement from someone representing Focus on the Family:
“Mary Cheney’s pregnancy raises the question of what’s best for children. Just because it’s possible to conceive a child outside of the relationship of a married mother and father, doesn’t mean it’s best for the child.”
Do you want to respond to that?
THE VICE PRESIDENT: No, I don’t.
Blitzer: She’s obviously a good daughter –
VICE PRESIDENT: I’m delighted — I’m delighted I’m about to have a sixth grandchild, Wolf, and obviously think the world of both of my daughters and all of my grandchildren. And I think, frankly, you’re out of line with that question.
Blitzer: I think all of us appreciate –
VICE PRESIDENT: I think you’re out of — I think you’re out of line with that question.
Blitzer: — your daughter. We like your daughters. Believe me, I’m very, very sympathetic to Liz and to Mary. I like them both. That was just a question that’s come up and it’s a responsible, fair question.
VICE PRESIDENT: I just fundamentally disagree with your perspective.
Update (1/25): The Independent Conservative isn’t mad about the question, but that Wolf kept asking after Cheney said it was out of line. I do feel the question was out of line, however I think I was angered more when Wolf continued to press the Vice President, holder of the second highest office in the nation, about a subject he obviously was not going to entertain.
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