Politics, open government, and safe streets. And the constant incursion of cycling.

“Pillow talk matters.”

That’s what John Aravosis says on his post noting Elizabeth Edward’s support of gay marriage. While I’m not sure I entirely agree with his predictions, I think Aravosis makes some excellent points when he says:

I want my civil rights, I don’t want to be on the receiving end of constant triangulation. Mrs. Edwards will be a force for good, at least as it concerns the civil and human rights of gay and lesbian Americans. As much as I like the man, I can’t say the same about Mr. Clinton. He’s going to be advising Hillary to throw us under the bus. That doesn’t mean Hillary will, but her top two advisers have a history of legislative gay-bashing for political gain. That’s of legitimate concern.

For a number of reasons, I don’t think Bill Clinton would urge repeating his appalling DOMA behavior. That said, I like Elizabeth Edwards more than any of the 2008 spouses (and many of the candidates themselves).


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  1. I was impressed that Elizabeth Edwards spoke out on this. It’s unusual for a spouse to express an opinion different from that of the candidate.

  2. MB

    I’m a big Elizabeth Edwards fan. I wish I could get more excited about her husband, but . . . it’s just not happening. And I’m not entirely sure why.

  3. guppy

    I feel the same way. In my case, I’m pretty sure it’s not hair-competitiveness, so maybe there really is something about him. Maybe he’ll dazzle us in the upcoming months, though. I don’t actually care how he (or any candidate) feels about gay marriage personally, you know. I would even be dazzled if he came out in favor of equal rights DESPITE his personal discomfort. I might even be MORE dazzled that way.

  4. MB

    Ignoring your petty jealousy for the time being, I’ll say that you’ve offered a formulation that could offer a winning path for some politicians.

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