If I were to use Andrew Sullivan’s logic, I’d vote for the Virginia Marriage Amendment today.
From the post quoted by Sullivan:
The invasion failed at every level: if securing Israel was part of the administration’s calculationâ€”as the record suggests it was for several of his top aidesâ€”the result is also clear: the strengthening of Iranâ€™s hand in the Persian Gulf, with a reach up to Israelâ€™s northern border, and the elimination of the most powerful Arab state that might stem Iranian regional hegemony.
From Sullivan, after quoting this drek:
Yes, there’s the usual anti-Semitic undertow here. It’s Buchanan’s posse. At the same time, on the simple facts on the ground, is any of this even debatable at this point? Republican or Democrat, conservative or liberal, we have to repudiate this administration’s disastrous incompetence, or face even greater perils than we have been exposed to already. Tomorrow’s the day. Do not be silent.
So, if I vote for George Allen, who supports the Marriage Amendment, then I can use the same logic. I guess I can call it Sullivan logic. Sure, the marriage amendment is anti-gay, which means Allen is a little anti-gay, but that’s the usual conservative undertow here. The more important issue is that I support the war in Iraq, and so does George Allen. I can just ignore that little anti-gay bigotry, just as Sullivan is ignoring the anti-Semitism of the Buchanan crew.
After all, I’m not gay. No one in my family is gay. The Marriage Amendment doesn’t affect me. Just like Sullivan isn’t Jewish, so a little anti-Semitism by the Buchananites doesn’t affect him. Right?
Anyone else with me on this one?
No, I’m not going to vote for the Marriage Amendment. I am most decidedly voting against it. But Sullivan logic says that I should.
It’s going to be a tough decision for me today. Vote for myself, or vote for Allen. Sully’s pushed me a tad more towards Allen. I had no idea anyone could make me not vote for myself, but then, I’m not a big fan of excusing bigotry. Now the big question is, if I vote for Allen, is it excusing bigotry, or is it payback for Sullivan excusing anti-Semitism?