The New York Times has an interesting story today about Ken Mehlman, who was one of the key political strategists for George W. Bush’s re-election campaign in 2004.
That was the year the Republicans got the issue of gay marriage on the ballot in a lot of the swing states in order to turn out their base … the theory being the would vote against gay marriage and for “Dubya”. It worked, too.
And now we learn that Mehlman is gay, has come out of the closet, and is urging the Republican Party to accept gay marriage. That story prompted some wonderful comments in the Times, but of those I read, this was the best:
Yet another conservative taking the liberal position on the one issue that hits close to home. McCain, on torture. Rubio, on immigration. Cheney, and this guy, on gay marriage. Ryan, on his family government contract business issues. Jindal, on hurricane relief. And so it goes.