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