Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Headline Correction: Bigot Leaves Government Position

Politico has the story of a bigot resigning as a town clerk in New York. Good riddance to bad public servants, I say. The Politico headline reads: "N.Y. Clerk Quits Over Gay Marriage." I think the more journalistically responsible headline is "Bigot Out, Gay Marriage In For Rural NY Town." Why is it worthy of note in a national political rag that some bigot decided that doing her job is against her moral compass? Because we can expect Michele Bachmann, leader of the Republican party, to claim this homophobic coward as a martyr. The defense of this clerk will be a new litmus test in national Republican politics. And it still won't matter to anybody outside this bigot's ex-jurisdiction.

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