Info Gluttony

No Wonder Ann Coulter Can Use the Other F-Word

Posted in Uncategorized by echan on March 15, 2007

The question, “Do you think homosexuality is immoral?” is a yes-or-no question. (My answer for the record is no.)

But both Hillary and Barack were unable to offer a straight answer to this query when asked to comment on General Pace’s remarks earlier this week. Though Senator Clinton later released a statement disagreeing with the General’s remarks, she initially dodged it, “Well I’m going to leave that to others to conclude.”

Before issuing a statement clarifying his view, Senator Obama was similarly inarticulate on the subject, and sidestepped it:

“I think traditionally the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman has restricted his public comments to military matters,” said Obama, leaving Capitol Hill. “That’s probably a good tradition to follow.”

He turned the conversation to opposition to the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy: “I think the question here is whether somebody is willing to sacrifice for their country.”

If neither of these Democratic darlings can be forthright with defending the identities of an entire class of its citizens because they are too concerned with the political implications of taking a stand, can I feel comfortable supporting their candidacies? I’m going to have to leave that for others to conclude.

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  1. chromatic said, on March 15, 2007 at 10:17 pm

    sigh. at least you know where you stand with ann, and pace, and the rest of those go-tards. how sad is that? i’d rather go out to drinks with dr. laura than hilary effing clinton or barack o-godbored.

  2. ToastyKen said, on March 16, 2007 at 8:08 am

    Isn’t that “I think the question here is whether somebody is willing to sacrifice for their country” quote just as appropriate here, though? If they say unpopular things, it may help the cause some small amount while costing them their career. Would that sacrifice be worthwhile?

    I think the real issue is that we don’t have any candidates who are so popular in other ways that it makes up for saying a few unpopular things. We don’t have anyone like that right now, so we have to settle for those who have to play carefully and watch every vote.

  3. eflan said, on March 16, 2007 at 2:55 pm

    No, I don’t think it’s appropriate to answer the direct question. Obama was asked the question repeatedly, and refused to give the clear answer each time.

    I don’t think that they have lost any votes by saying, “No.” But appearing wishy washy, they risk standing for nothing. And voters just love candidates who seem to stand for nothing (Sen. Kerry, Gray Davis, etc.).


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