Okay, let me get this straight. Calling out Al Gore or John Edwards about having huge houses and private jets while complaining about you and me owning SUVs is petty partisainship. Calling out Larry Craig about being gay while talking about family values is a service to America, and it is now free-for-all time with teh ghey jokes, as long as you are making fun of him specifically? Really? Does that make it OK to whip out all your black jokes on Sharpton the next time he makes a racist comment about Jews? As long as it is about Sharpton, right? I got a whole pile of watermelon jokes waiting. (Actually, I don’t. Gallagher aside, watermelons just aren’t that funny.)
Here’s what I really don’t get. What was he charged with? Disorderly Conduct appears to be the charge. What exactly was disorderly about it? Contrary to what I have been seen batted about teh interwebs, he did not suck off the cop, he did not have his pants around his ankles, he wasn’t giving HJs for $2, and there were no show tunes involved. For all you Republican bashers out there, do you really want this to be a crime? “Hey, that queer over there tapped his foot at me! Arrest him!” Really? Two gay guys hooking up is a misdemeanor now?
Update: Geez, now I’m agreeing with a good portion of the Slate editorial board. I feel dirty.