Tuesday, June 14, 2011
"Let's Amend the Constitution...not that it will apply to the States"
I watched as much of the Republican debate last night as I could stand. In other words, it would be better if I analyzed the Stanley Cup finals. Vote Emrick 2012!
But that does not mean I failed to catch the most humorous part of the debate...those gay people and their assault on state's rights by asking for, uh rights. All the candidates, naturally, indicated their disdain for the very concept of same-sex marriage. Though Ron Paul's novel answer involved banning legal marriage all-together...and backing the gold standard. Newly committed, er, confirmed candidate Michelle Bachmann -- declared the debate winner by Chris Matthews' restless leg syndrome and other villagers' trick knees -- handled the question with her usual aplomb. She would demand a constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage while simultaneously not interfering in the states' abilities to make their own decisions. I guess in practice that would mean no same-sex marriages in National Parks, so do not feed, nor marry, the bears*.
*Joke sponsored by Santorum 2012.
[cross-posted at Firedoglake]