Saturday, October 21, 2006



Barney Frank (D-MA), annually voted one of the 2 or 3 smartest men in Congress in the Washingtonian poll of Capitol Hill aides, was on FIRE on Bill Maher's TV show the other day. Bill asked his guests what's up with all these gay Republican officials being dragged out of their closets. He aimed his barb particularly at Idaho right-wing extremist and arch-homophobe Larry Craig, a Bush rubber stamp senator who was recently outed. Barney kind of passed on that one-- although with great aplomb-- and then went on to the heart of the problem. "The right to privacy should not be a right to hypocrisy and people who want to demonize other people shouldn't then be able to go home and close the door and do it themselves." But he was just getting warmed up. Watch the video.

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At 1:52 PM, Blogger Bill Garnett said...

Thanks for posting this.

Gay marriage in Massachusetts seems not to have created a ripple.

Now, perhaps the righteous religious right will turn their attention to the real threat to heterosexual marriage - divorce and the underlying causes of divorce.

At 5:27 PM, Anonymous teach said...

Barney Franks, that is what intelligence looks like. Shutting down the noisy right is not so hard, it just takes courage. After that, the irrationality becomes easy to spot.

At 2:50 PM, Anonymous Ashley Jose said...

maybe if he learned how to speak correctly, everyone would be able to respect him. he doesn't have tolerance to listen to the other side, and doesn't even give people a chance to speak. he's closed minded and sounds like a cartoon.


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