If you have not had a chance, you must must must read the Meghan McCain interview with OUT Magazine. I don’t like Republicans, but she is on our side. Somehow. I’m a bit surprised, too. Her final statement:
“Homophobia is the last socially accepted prejudice,” McCain says, repeating it for emphasis. So it’s only natural that she also views the fight for gay equality as “my generation’s civil rights movement.” At a time when California can constitutionally ban gay marriage and the current presidential administration — having vowed so much — has yet to fulfill its promises, it’s hard not to be won over by this bubbly optimist. “In general, I don’t get a good response from the conservative movement,” she admits, unfazed. “But there are a lot of people who have said, ‘I’m Republican and I’m pro–gay marriage. Thank you for showing that you don’t have to be anti–gay marriage to be a Republican.'”
And she goes after Obama for his lack of support for LGBTQ so far in his presidency, and more importantly, this is the single most amazing single thing anyone has ever said:
“Joe the Plumber — you can quote me — is a dumbass. He should stick to plumbing.”
Snap when you say that, Meghan. For the love of god, someone needed to. I think in a single interview Miss McCain may have done more for the Republican LGBTQ’ers than years of gay-baiting via Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, George W. Bush, and the whole bit.