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June 05, 2006
LASHAWN BARBER OPPOSES GAY MARRIAGE, but isn't impressed with Bush's support for the Federal Marriage Amendment. There are times when I've found Bush's transparent lack of enthusiasm for this measure comforting, but of course it just makes it more obviously pandering when they trot it out at this point. Or maybe I should say "attempted pandering," since if LaShawn's reaction is typical it's not a very successful effort.
UPDATE: Message to Karl Rove: When you're being double-teamed by LaShawn Barber and Dave Weigel, you're probably working from the wrong playbook.
Given the WSJ poll that showed earmarks and immigration as the #1 and #2 concerns of voters, why not try addressing those issues sensibly, instead of trying to run on symbolism? Just a thought . . . .