We stay away from political news here at IDYFT, aside from the occasional jab at our awful, awful, awful, WOW, really awful current administration. And look, support whoever you want to support for 2008. If you think John McCain is a "maverick", so be it. I wish you luck as he kisses Fundamentalist Christian Ass. If you think Guiliani is a Hero because New York City is still a viable city after 9/11, good on you. If you like Hillary or Obama, good on you, again.
But I think we can agree on one thing. The one way to make this sort of bullshit, reactionary, weirdly homophobic public diatribe unacceptable is to make it into a money maker. So whether you think John Edwards has a shot or not, or whether you like him or not, I'd ask that you consider throwing $20 his way.
Seriously, we watched as the Sports World condemned Timmy Hardway for proudly stating he was is Homophobic. Rightfully so, yeah?
How about we do the same thing when Ann Coulter very carefully evades libel and calls John Edwards a Faggot? And the folks who attend the American Conservative Union gasp and then laugh and applaud? Sickening.
Can we agree that's not the thing America needs right now? Even if Edwards were as queer as Liberace, is this something that should be shrugged off? I don't think so. If Edwards were gay, it would be one thing to call him gay, or homosexual. But Ann didn't do that. She called him a "faggot". Or she didn't, but made her intent clear, no?
Fuck her, and fuck her world where it's OK to call anyone a Faggot.
OK, back to sports, where people call each other faggots all the time.