John Kerry won much respect from me in the last debate by bringing up Cheney's daughter. Why? Because it was time for the chickens to come home to roost! Where was Mrs Cheney and Mrs Bush when they watch the daughters of John Kerry being badgered about their father's service in Vietnam? The reports were never disbuted; John Kerry was a true hero in Vietnam. However, the Bush campaign still allows those "725" ads to continue to paint Kerry as a "coward in action" and a "traitor" of the Vietman War. Ref: Sinclair Communications. Was this angle of attack fair to Kerry's daughters? NO!!! But that's the old Republican hypocritical way; "Do it upon others, but don't do it upon us" I have sympathy for the Bush campaign; for they'd learn from history's past as to what happens when family becomes part of the politics. Michael Dukakis, as claimed by debate experts, lost his campaign when he said that if someone were to kill his wife, he would not seek the death penalty, should that person be convicted. Al Gore got nailed the same way when he'd waffled on the "If your daughter wanted an abortion" question. It's a fact; people DO judge candidates based on how much of their policies they are willing to apply to their own families. Cheney made his position clear; to leave it up to the states, for he does not have the courage to support anything that will hurt his daughter's right to live her life as a lesbian. Because of this, Cheney has establish a clear and present stance against President George W. Bush's plan to ban same sex marriages. Cheney's daughter is not just a sidebar to the gay rights issue; she's the very center of it; therefore, Kerry had all the right in the world to bring it up; just like the Bush campaign had all the right to allow his "725" ads to lie about Kerry's war record. To me it's all fair game once you take those gloves off. Just be happy Kerry didn't bring up Bush's underage drinking policy.