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WOLF BLITZER CONFRONTS LYNNE CHENEY ABOUT LESBIAN AFFAIRS, BROTHELS, ATTEMPTED RAPES IN HER NOVEL....

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BLITZER: I want you to -- this was in the news today and your name

has come up, so that's why we're talking about it, but listen to this.

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CHENEY: Jim Webb is full of baloney. I have never written anything

sexually explicit. His novels are full of sexual explicit references to

incest, sexually explicit references -- well, you know, I just don't

want my grandchildren to turn on the television set. This morning, Imus

was reading from the novels, and it -- it's triple-X rated.

BLITZER: Here's what the Democratic Party put out today, the

Democratic Congressional -- Senatorial Campaign Committee: "Lynne

Cheney's book featured brothels and attempted rape. In 1981, Vice

President Dick Cheney's wife, Lynne, wrote a book called "Sisters",

which featured a lesbian love affair, brothels and attempted rapes."

CHENEY: No.

BLITZER: "In 1988, Lynn Cheney wrote about a Republican vice

president who dies of a heart attack while having sex with his

mistress." Is that true?

CHENEY: Nothing explicit. And actually, that was full of lies.

It's not -- it's just -- it's absolutely not a...

BLITZER: Did you write a book entitled "Sisters"?

CHENEY: I did write a book entitled "Sisters".

BLITZER: It did have lesbian characters.

CHENEY: This -- no, not necessarily. This description is a lie.

I'll stand on that.

BLITZER: There's nothing in there about rape and brothels?

CHENEY: Well, Wolf, could we talk about a children's book for a minute?

BLITZER: We can talk about the children's book. I just wanted to...

CHENEY: I think my segment is, like, 15 minutes long and we've had

about 10 minutes of...

BLITZER: I just wanted to -- I just wanted to clarify what's in the

news today, given -- this is...

CHENEY: That's lies and distortion. That's what it is.

BLITZER: This is an opportunity for you to explain on these

sensitive issues.

CHENEY: Wolf, I have nothing to explain. Jim Webb has a lot to

explain.

BLITZER: Well, he says he's only -- as a serious writer, novelist,

a fiction writer, he was doing basically what you were doing.

CHENEY: Jim Webb is full of baloney.

BLITZER: We'll leave it at that. Let's talk a little bit about

your book, "Our 50 States: A Family Adventure Across America".

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