Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Mrs. hits it

Elizabeth Edwards, who is the wife of US presidential candidate, the former Democratic Senator John Edwards, supports gay marriage (via Joe.My.God). She told reporters:

I don't know why someone else's marriage has anything to do with me. I'm completely comfortable with gay marriage.

While Mrs. Edwards gets it, Senator Edwards has previously said he’s “conflicted” on the issue, but that he supports civil unions (as do all the main Democratic presidential candidates). As far as I know, none of the Republican candidates do, many favouring a constitutional amendment to outlaw all same-sex marriages. The Democratic candidates oppose such an amendment. In fact, the Democrats are mostly taking the traditional stance of the Republican Party, namely, that the question ought to be left up to the states.

However lukewarm the Democratic candidates are on the issue, they’re clearly better than the Republicans and— at the very least—none of them would do the harm done by the current gruesome twosome running the country.


Anonymous said...

Strange, isn't it? In the States, the Democrats have become traditional Republicans, and the Republicans have become... Well, I'm not sure of the word for it. Assholes?

Anonymous said...

They are not all assholes!

Anonymous said...

No, of course not. Sorry, Bryan.

Well, so much for my attempt at wit. I'll just go back to lurking. ;-)

Arthur Schenck said...

Don't you dare go lurking, Mark! Bryan is the defender of Republicans (well, somebody has to do it, I suppose). And I actually think he's right: Just because the leaders of the national party are assholes, it doesn't mean ordinary Republicans are, too. I just wish those ordinary Republicans would take back their party from the assholes who are running it. Then we'd probably all be happy.