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February 16, 2005

ANN ALTHOUSE:

I must say I find it utterly repugnant for a political figure to make a big public show of upgrading his marriage to a "covenant marriage." I don't particularly approve of the trend of private celebrations that involve some married couple renewing their wedding vows. (What are you saying about vows if you have to renew a vow?) But for a state governor to participate in a spectacle like this, thrusting his private life into a gigantic rally, is just appalling. . . . How utterly unromantic and tasteless! And what a ridiculous notion of the role of government in the lives of individuals!

Indeed.

UPDATE: John Scalzi has further thoughts.

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