As readers of this blog now, both Bruce and I are big fans of the Secretary of State. We both agree that Condoleezza Rice is one of the president’s finest appointments, a woman whose leadership has well served his Administration, our party, our nation and the world.
A reader e-mailed me a news story which reports that she appears to agree with me on one aspect of the gay marriage debate, favoring a respectful debate:
This is an issue that can be debated and can be discussed in our country with respect for every human being. . . . When we get into difficult debates about social policy, we get into difficult debates that touch people’s lives, the only thing that I ask is that Americans do it with a kind of sensitivity that real individuals and real human beings are involved here.
Looks like she’s far ahead of the gay leadership on this one.
Secretary Rice refused to offer her opinion of the amendment, saying that it is not her “area of expertise or . . . concentration.”
Kudos, Madame Secretary, for promoting a civil debate. Let’s hope those on both sides of this important issue take heed.