Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Democrats who don't get gays

Sen. Hillary Clinton, when asked recently if homosexuality is "immoral":

Well I'm going to leave that to others to conclude. I'm very proud of the gays and lesbians I know who perform work that is essential to our country, who want to serve their country and I want to make sure they can.

Hey Hillary, what's wrong with this answer?


How about Garrison Keiller, left-leaning NPR radio guy from Michigan? Here's his modern take on gay marriage:

The country has come to accept stereotypical gay men—sardonic fellows with fussy hair who live in over-decorated apartments with a striped sofa and a small weird dog and who worship campy performers and go in for flamboyance now and then themselves. If they want to be accepted as couples and daddies, however, the flamboyance may have to be brought under control. Parents are supposed to stand in back and not wear chartreuse pants and black polka-dot shirts. That’s for the kids. It’s their show.

Is he trying to be funny here? Is his view of gay men crafted entirely from watching reruns of Will & Grace? Keep in mind this guy is supposed to be a Democrat -- and a sweet guy to boot.


Blogger John said...

He's not "trying to be funny." He IS being funny.

2:23 PM  

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