"My general view is that freedom means freedom for everyone. People ought to be free to enter into any kind of relationship they want," Cheney said in response to a question at a campaign "town hall" meeting in Davenport, Iowa.
I smell something in this. This feels like a deliberate positioning, image-softening move. It takes the heat off Cheney for the obvious hypocrisy of supporting policy that discriminates against his own daughter. (Plus it's a catchier headline that Halliburton.)
And it's totally content-free as we see a few paragraphs down:
"But the president makes basic policy for the administration. And he's made it clear that he does in fact support a constitutional amendment on this issue..."
This is Kinder Gentler GOP stuff, the same impulse that puts Giuliani and AHnold on TV in prime time instead of Trent Lott, and it has nothing to do with the REAL Republican Party.
Also: Without me even peeking I hit the same note late last night that two premier pundits did today: