News from late last week:
William F. Weld, the colorful former Republican governor of Massachusetts, said yesterday that he planned to run for the same job in New York next year.
...Karl Rove, the White House political adviser, who worked for Mr. Weld in the 1990's, had ... told him to consider running against Eliot Spitzer, the likely Democratic nominee...
Isn't it odd that when Karl Rove appears before a conservative Christian group -- when he, for instance, gives a commencement speech at Jerry Falwell's Liberty University, and Falwell says of him,"I have known Karl Rove for many years and I am greatly impressed with his wisdom, dedication to President Bush and his love for Jesus Christ" -- no one ever asks him about his association with perhaps the most prominent supporter of gay rights in either major political party?
Weld appointed the chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court who ruled that gay marriage was a right under the state's constitution, and approved of the decision. What's more, Weld went on to delivered the homily at a gay wedding.
And there's more:
Shortly after taking office in 1990, Weld signed an executive order providing domestic partner benefits for gay and lesbian state workers. He also signed hate crimes legislation and expanded anti-discrimination legislation.... Weld continued to break new ground with the creation of a Governor's Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth, which was charged to reduce suicide rates among gay and lesbian youth in the commonwealth.
Maybe we should all just join the Republican Party. Then we could advocate any liberal positions we choose without fear of attacks from the far right -- hell, Karl Rove might even run our campaigns!