Hit & Run

The Show Must Go On

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Scrolling through the Epstein piece Nick links below and Andrew Sullivan's fisking of the president's Sunday address on the Federal Marriage Amendment, I find myself thinking that, necessary as it probably is to keep beating this drum, it's The American Prospect's Mary Lynn Jones who's cottoned on to the most immediately relevant point: The FMA is already dead in the water. Its supporters are well aware it won't pass; they're just going through the motions as a political tactic. Though maybe ten years from now when GOP legislators are scrambling to distance themselves from this farce like ex-segregationists, they can reach out to the gay community by claiming they were motivated by a love of the theater.