Melissa and Tammy Lynn: How anyone would look at these two and “want to puke,” as a certain savagely hateful radio commenter declared, is beyond me. If this kind of radiant love is wrong, well let me never, ever be right.
John Edwards: I’m still in the courting phase with all the Democratic presidential hopefuls, but regardless of whether he gets my vote or not, Edwards has always struck me as decent man sincerely committed to addressing the chasm between the haves and have nots. So if the best, most cutting critique a certain cold-hearted conservative commenatrix could come up with is “faggot,” his candidacy is looking pretty strong.
What these big-mouth bigots wants is our attention. It sells more books. It attracts more listeners. It makes them more famous. So, I say, just ignore them. Let us boycott the bigoted. They’re like children acting out for their parents’ attention. Let them kick and scream and threaten to hold their breath all they want. Eventually they’ll tire themselves out and be left in a sweaty, tear-filled puddle of their own making. Good riddance.