Because, really, I don’t care about his problems, and in the absence of evidence to the contrary, I just assume that any vocally anti-gay politician of either party must be in the closet and consumed with self-loathing, and isn’t that punishment enough?
Seriously. This is a distraction from any number of much more important topics. And if Republicans weren’t so ready and willing to engage in gay-bashing at the drop of
the soap a hat, this never would have happened in the first place.
Earth to media: find something else to get all worked up about. Like the fact that New Orleans is still a ghost town, 2 years later. Or the fact that Americans are dying in Iraq, today. Or, you know, that the guy who is still our Attorney General for two more weeks is obviously a felon. This is the political equivalent of Lohan Goes to Jail: despite what your management is telling you to say, your audience doesn’t care.
Update: THIS is a post about Larry Craig. Emptywheel (as usual) nails this one- the story here isn’t whether or not he’s gay. The real meat of the story is the way that the national GOP, members of that party, and the traditional media have been tripping over themselves to put the next knife in Craig’s back, while none of them have made a goddamn peep about all of the other Republican figures in positions of national leadership who have brought shame on themselves and their party over the last six years. Where was John McCain when Tom DeLay got indicted? Where is John McCain today on Pete Domenici? Where is the hypocrite who would be President, John McCain, on David Vitter?
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