With Friends Like This…
In the ongoing Republican angst on whether or not to support gay marriage, the question has arisen recently about if the next Republican nominee for president will support it. The answer aside, It’s worth noting that one of the most positive statements believing it will happen comes Stu Stevens, a senior adviser to Mitt Romney, who says that the GOP is already there. It arrived at “that moment” this past summer, he says, with former VP Dick Cheney, whose daughter Mary is a lesbian.
"I mean, for heaven's sake,” Stevens said, “Cheney was on stage at the RNC Convention with Heather and Mary, and on the front page of The New York Times, Heather was referred to as Mary Cheney's 'friend’'"
Only in today’s Republican Party, with the issue of gay marriage steamrolling its way through the culture, could it be considered “that moment” of progress when someone’s gay partner is able to be referred to as...a “friend.”
Hey, look, that’s Mary’s “friend.” May we introduce you to Mary’s “friend.”
This is the equivalent of your grandfather listening to rap music and calling it “that rock ‘n’ roll,” and thinking he’s now hip.
Yeah, the GOP is sure ready now. That’s why Jon Huntsman, who supports gay marriage, got knocked out first with 1% in the polls when the guy who sold pizza was leading.
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Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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