Elizabeth Edwards continues to have that storied Southern charm elude her:
Senator Edward's wife, Elizabeth, said in an ABC radio interview that Mrs. Cheney had overreacted. "I think that it indicates a certain degree of shame with respect to her daughter's sexual preferences," Mrs. Edwards said. "It makes me really sad that that's Lynne's response."
However, there are North Carolinians who instinctively know better:
Would it have been equally appropriate for Bush to have brought up the fact that Kerry is divorced from his first wife who suffered from severe depression during their marriage? I'm sure that there would have been an equally graceless way to work that into the question on marriage for gays. I bet that as many people who didn't know that Mary Cheney is gay don't know that Kerry was married previously to another extremely wealthy woman.
Or, as Mary Beth Cahill, might put it, that would be "fair game", wouldn't it?