December 19th, 2006


(no subject)

Here is my favorite quote from Andrew Sullivan’s essay this month on Mary Cheney in the National Review:
“…the only coherent conservative position… is nothing at all. Neither for amending the constitution to bar gay marriage nor against it. Neither for gay marriage nor against it. Neither supportive of Mary Cheney nor hostile. After two decades of debate, discussion, state initiatives, lawsuits, protests, custody battles, and on and on, the last coherent conservative position is nothing. On Mary Cheney, they are forced to take a stand. But any stand either attacks the base of the party or attacks someone they know and love. So they have no alternative but to stand very still, say nothing, and hope that someone changes the subject. It is as close to intellectual and moral bankruptcy as one can imagine.”
Wow, angry words. But I have a feeling that the neocons *will* change the subject soon, and Mary and her baby will be forgotten until she delivers later this summer – just in time for the presidential primary contest to heat up.
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