I have to admit that my respect for Katie Couric has grown immensely this week for her surprisingly comprehensive and very damaging interview with Sarah Palin. Should the McCain/Palin ticket lose in November (oh please, let it be so), I think that there's a fairly strong argument that this interview really was the first nail in the coffin.
It hasn't gotten as much splash as her reading lists or inability to recall a single Supreme Court decision, but this little exchange definitely caught my attention, especially since in my state of California, we're fighting a proposition to eliminate the right of gays to marry:
I have, one of my absolute best friends for the last 30 years who happens to be gay. And I love her dearly. And she is not my "gay friend." She is one of my best friends who happens to have made a choice that isn't a choice that I have made. But I am not gonna judge people. And I love America where we are more tolerant than other countries are. And are more accepting of some of these choices that sometimes people want to believe reflects solely on an individual's values or not. Homosexuality, I am not gonna judge people.
So Sarah Palin chose not to be homosexual? C'mon...this is the 21st century. Catch up. It isn't a choice and it's not something you can pray away. Nor should one need to. The Human Rights Campaign went to Wasilla to see how the LGBT population felt about Palin as mayor and then governor:
Ironically, Palin's running mate just gave an interview to the Washington Blade, an LGBT publication, the first such interview by a presidential candidate. In it, he reiterates his anti-gay stances. I'm guessing he's written off the Log Cabin vote.