November 11, 2008
November 10, 2008
[Prop 8’s passing] is unfortunate. But it is not the end because I think this will go back into the courts. … It’s the same as in the 1948 case when blacks and whites were not allowed to marry. This falls into the same category.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to CNN
November 9, 2008
November 8, 2008
[Obama Chief of Staff Rahm] Emanuel’s slight build and basset hound eyes belie the “Rahmbo” moniker…So does his background. The lawmaker’s interests ran to ballet, not battleground states, while growing up…A dance prodigy, he was offered a scholarship with the Joffrey Ballet but settled for a liberal arts degree from Sarah Lawrence and a master’s in communications from Northwestern.
Jason L. Riley, Wall Street Journal
November 5, 2008
With his message discipline, sturdy confidence, generous patriotism, few mistakes and cool, consistent demeanor — forget the unwarranted charges about his heritage — the real question is: Is Obama a Vulcan?
Mark Halperin, Time
But I will say this, whatever happens. We will win this in the end. We must never let popular votes affect our own internal sense of our worth, our equality, our dignity as human beings. Our marriages are real; all that is at issue is whether a majority will recognize them in law. The next generation already does.
Andrew Sullivan on California Prop 8 - which as of this post is still too close to call.
November 1, 2008
October 31, 2008
In 1978, state Sen. John Briggs offered Proposition 6 in California. The “Briggs Amendment” would have prohibited gays from teaching in public schools. Though the Christian right supported it, [Gov. Ronald] Reagan campaigned against it, seeing it as a violation of personal freedoms. Voters there sent it down in flames and Briggs blamed Reagan’s opposition for its defeat.
Craig Shirley & Tony Fabrizio in Politico
October 30, 2008
October 29, 2008
Alaska—we’re set up, unlike other states in the union, where it’s collectively Alaskans own the resources. So we share in the wealth when the development of these resources occurs.
Gov. Sarah Palin, New Yorker Magazine, September 2008
October 28, 2008