Mary Cheney Flap

Or are the guilt and anger fresher than that? Is it that Lynne Cheney herself was outed last night—as a mother who’s spent a long career putting her daughter second to her own political advancement? Whatever the ingredients, Lynne was angry last night because she was ashamed. Unlike her husband, Lynne missed the chance to stand up openly for her child. The nation knows it. And Mary knows it.