No, really, it's about being gay...
Lots of news about the gay N.J. governor. In the linked article much ado is made about his gayness and EVERYONE seems to believe that he is quitting because he is gay...and NOT because he obviously has some serious "issues" as a "gay" man who has married twice and biologically fathered (how do gay men manage that????) two children and then had an affair with a man who he also appointed to a high paying position on his staff. (Not to mention the variety of other ethical question marks that have surfaced)
People are quick to show compassion for the poor man, being the martyr that he is for the gay cause. A couple of constituents in N.J. say his sexual orientation shouldn't matter, gay rights groups mourn that he is a victim of homophobia, the former N.J. governor says "he made a courageous decision", etc etc etc...
But what it comes down to is this: a lot of the scandals were apparently being looked into (e.g. Who is this Israeli poet who has been named "homeland security adviser" by the governor?) And then the Israeli poet/lover was apparently threatening a sexual harassment lawsuit unless the good governor paid him off.
Yes, yes, a VERY courageous decision to announce that a house of cards was going to collapse. And to do so in such a way to elicit sympathy for the architect. Well done governor! Look for his "icon" at your local gay pride parade.
...offered by Dn. James Ferrenberg, a sinner at 7:30 AM [+]