Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Keyes on Mary Cheney:

From the Drudge Report:

Alan Keyes, the Republican candidate for a vacant U.S. Senate seat in Illinois, said Tuesday that Vice President Dick Cheney's daughter Mary is a "selfish hedonist" because she is a lesbian.

His comments came during an interview with SIRIUS satellite radio. Keyes said: "The essence of ... family life remains procreation. If we embrace homosexuality as a proper basis for marriage, we are saying that it's possible to have a marriage state that in principal excludes procreation and is based simply on the premise of selfish hedonism."

Asked whether that meant Mary Cheney "is a selfish hedonist," Keyes said: "That goes by definition. Of course she is."

Now if someone can get him to comment on his old philosophical mentor, the man whom Keyes describes as, “in terms of [his] academic and intellectual formation, the most important teacher [he] had,” Allan Bloom.