September 15, 2011

GETTING AHEAD OF THE DISTRICT? A New York reader emails:

The NY Times’ front pager on the GOP victory in Weiner’s old, heavily Jewish, district didn’t mention a leading reason for the Democrat’s defeat: his vote in favor of gay marriage.

During the Cold War, I learned how to “read” Pravda by carefully tracking what Soviets kept *out* of their press. It was a way to
infer what the Kremlin feared. Looks like the Democrats, not the GOP, have a big social issue problem they want to sweep under the rug.

The public is gradually warming to gay marriage, but even in New York it’s not nearly as far along as the political class is.

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