Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Props to Henrik Hertzberg at The New Yorker for this article. The whole thing is very good and covers a lot of ground around the recent State of the Union address. But this particular zinger is worth highlighting:
The rest of Bush’s proposals were either ruinously expensive, socially poisonous non-starters (such as privatizing Social Security) or cheap cuts of wormy red meat for the conservative and evangelical base. Of the latter the cheapest was an exhortation to professional athletes to quit taking steroids, the wormiest a threat to deface the Constitution with anti-gay graffiti.

I like the phrase "to deface the Constitution with anti-gay graffiti." That pretty much sums up my opinion of the Federal Marriage Amendment— except, I'm willing to stand up and accuse the supporters of that amendment wanting to do it just to prove they can.

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