Leno and David Gregory Joke About the Cheney Family’s Awkward Thanksgiving Dinner

As the very public feud between sisters Liz and Mary Cheney rages on over the issue of gay marriage, Jay Leno and his Tonight Show guest, Meet The Press host David Gregory, wondered just how awkward Thanksgiving at the Cheney house could get this year–or even worse next.

“This seems like the most horrible thing,” Leno said, explaining that while one daughter is “campaigning against gay marriage” in the Wyoming Senate race, the other daughter is gay and married. “Now the two sisters hate each other.”

Gregory gave former Vice President Dick Cheney some credit for speaking out on “freedom for everyone” at his 2004 debate and otherwise staying quiet on the issue of same-sex marriage during his time in the Bush Administration. On Liz Cheney’s anti-gay marriage position, he said “This is the last throes, I think, of this issue.” He pointed to Republicans like Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) who seized the chance to speak out in favor of gay marriage after revealing his son is gay.

“To me, your only a senator for ‘x’ [number of years],” Leno said. “You’re a sister for the rest of your life… and when she loses–if she loses, how’s that Thanksgiving?” He added angrily, “Pass the potatoes!”

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