I won’t get into the partisan piece of the Larry Craig furor: enough has been said there for my contribution to be any use.
- I am a bit worried that this will be an important frame for discussing LGBT civil rights legislation in the near-term.
- I think an opportunity for modeling compassion, understanding, temperance or anything but gotcha politics has been lost.
I’ll refer you to a post today by Mark Simpson — he who coined the word metrosexual –Â whose blog I enjoy very much. He writes, in part
Judging by the rush to â€˜outâ€™ Craig as a â€˜hypocritical closeted gayâ€™ by hordes of callous bloggers and columnists, it seems that liberals are equipped with even better and stricter sex-policing instincts than Minnesotaâ€™s Finest. Liberals donâ€™t just finger your collar, they finger your soul – divine your innermost desires, make identifications on your behalf and work out what your own vested interests are for you. Even though theyâ€™ve never met you or even shared a bathroom with you.
I think he’s more right about more liberals than not. Read his whole article and judge for yourself.