Apologies for the slow blogging. Am spending time with some good Mormon friends in Utah. And, no, they’re not trying to “cure” me. They know I’m gay and have made me very welcome in their home, even allowing me to adopt their children as my niece as nephews. Indeed, they have made me feel far more welcome than have many gay liberals upon learning I’m a conservative.
Anyway, as you can probably guess, I have much to say on the retirement of the unhappy Barney Frank. The long and the short of it is that it is a very good thing for gay Americans. We will no longer have this mean-spirited embarrassment as the most prominent gay politician in the country. If we had a less biased media, reporters would note how frequently the Massachusetts Democrats has been wrong and journalists would ask him tough questions. He has shown an obliviousness to the reality of the marketplace and the record of the Reagan era. And has demonstrated a refusal to admit wrong and an arrogance about his critics.
He doesn’t seem to realize that this nation enjoyed an economic boom in the 1990s in no small measure to Senate Republicans’ success in filibustering the Clinton “stimulus” in 1993 and Bill Clinton’s compromises with such congressional Republicans as Newt Gingrich in the mid-1990s.
“For those unfamiliar,” writes Noel Sheppard in posting this,
Blake writes for the Post’s The Fix political blog, hence the moniker “Fix Aaron.”
What would one expect from a newspaper that only five months ago called for readers to sift through former Alaska governor Sarah Palin’s email messages?
It therefore isn’t at all surprising they’d be looking for dirt on the current Republican presidential frontrunner.
Wonder if Mr. Blake or any of his Washington Post colleagues went looking for dirt on the Democratic presidential frontrunner in the 2008 campaign.