Hey, look. Some political news NOT related
to my homestate's momentary brain-fart:
That's Sen. John McCain's wife Cindy posing for the pro-gay-marriage "No H8" campaign, which has previously run similar ads featuring the McCains' daughter Megan.
According to the McCain campaign-proper, the senator - previously known as a regular for of the "values-voter' crowd prior to his (apparent) turnaround during the 2008 election - "respects disagreements" within his own family, but still claims to be against gay marriage. Then again, so does President Obama. In fact, at this point just about the ONLY high-grade presidential-level player in American politics who OPENLY supports equal-marriage is still... Dick Cheney.
Like it or not, this will continue to be the "difficult" issue for both parties, because they're both on the defensive. Lots of inside-baseball stuff indicates that a solid majority of Democrats support it but are terrified of saying so, that's no surprise... but it's also becoming clear that plenty of Republicans are either for it or "don't care one way or the other" but feel they have to be "against it" publically in order to appease - for lack of a better word - the Palin-wing of the party. I have a feeling that what the leadership of both parties would like more than anything else would be for the Supreme Court to bang the gavel and say "It's legal now!" Then they'd still be able to agree or disagree but also tell the Palin-wing "look, it's kinda done, out of our hands now" etc.