Thursday, January 22, 2004


This quote from that Times article leaped out this morning while I was eating my cereal:

Unlike some other conservative Republicans, the president, they said, has always seemed comfortable with gay people and same-sex couples — appointing openly gay men to prominent positions, patting gay supporters on the back, showing sympathy for their sometimes awkward position in the party.
The president ought to be careful about patting backs of gay people. Bishop Robinson was accused of patting the back of a straight man and it momentarily derailed General Convention this summer.

Is it supposed to make us feel better about Bush's leadership that he is employing a certain amount of cynicism in fueling fires to amend the constitution without actually naming what he is doing? He'll pat our backs, froth about judicial activism, and our families are left unprotected and stripped of equal protections of the law?

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