Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Her Turn

Mary Cheney promotes her side of the story(ies).

Mary Cheney's beliefs and loyalties--more accurately, the combination of "competing" ones, in other people's views--pose a real problem for those who prefer monotone to motley in their socio-political landscapes. Color me unsurprised.

I find her fascinating, for various reasons, not least because the different knee-jerk response she gets from various (opposed) camps so deliciously points out the problem with knee-jerk responses: They sacrifice the whole and the complex for the narrow and the oppressive, in the process utterly putting a lie to the idea of respect for individuality, so supposedly extolled by almost all camps.

Fancy that.

Update: Fixed the link to go the exact article.