Friday, May 08, 2009

here's to you, Mr. Robinson
I love Eugene Robinson. I've gotten so used to seeing him on various newspolitics shows (and I love listening to him - he's wise, caring, supersmart, and charming), that I forget he's primarily a columnist for the Washington Post. His column today, MIA On Gay Marriage, is fantastic. Even though, strategically, as President, I wouldn't jump into the "gay marriage" (I hate the term gay marriage, I prefer marriage equality) fray before Federal Hate Crimes legislation, enactment of ENDA (Employment Non-Discrimination Act) and the repeal of DADT ("Don't Ask, Don't Tell”), what he's really talking about here is the question of leadership on the part of our President, and he's absolutely right. The chorus of "Where's our fierce advocate?" is getting noticeably louder.