Mary Cheney’s Jabs at Sister Get Harder to Spot

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01 Sep 2004, New York City, New York State, USA --- Mary Cheney (C), daugther of Vice President Dick Cheney, and partner are seen during the Republican National Convention. Mary Cheney's sister, Liz Cheney Perry, is seen at left.
01 Sep 2004, New York City, New York State, USA --- Mary Cheney (C), daugther of Vice President Dick Cheney, and partner are seen during the Republican National Convention. Mary Cheney's sister, Liz Cheney Perry, is seen at left. Photo: Rick Friedman/ Corbis

The Cheney family's recent feud over same-sex marriage has been shockingly public, but now Mary Cheney has taken a more stealthy route. "Freedom means freedom for everyone," Mary said in an e-mail Tuesday supporting the effort to prevent Indiana from passing a constitutional ban on gay marriage. "For me, that’s not just another saying. It’s who I am — the core of what I believe. No one should be denied the fundamental liberties we all deserve." Seems like a pretty standard line about marriage equality, but "freedom means freedom for everybody" is actually something her sister Liz (and father) used to say back when that stance wouldn't cost anyone a Senate seat.