So what gives? Can't the Republicans find a non-crooked front man. Well, yes they can. All the buzz yesterday was that they were going to elevate David Drier - a nice conservative Congressman who pretty much follows the party line. Right up to voting for the Defense of Marriage Act. Unfortunately, the rest of the country found out what we in Southern California have known forever. Drier, chairmen of the powerful rules committe, is in a long term committed relationship with a man. And has been for years and years.
Apparently following the party line, voting the right way, bringing the right bills to the floor and actually voting against gay rights isn't enough. You can't be gay at all. I would understand this if they didn't allow - say divorced men to have positions of power. Or men that divorce their wives on their deathbed, to marry the secretary they have been having an affiar with (you know Newt Gingrinch is making a comback lately).
Really - Nincompoopery on many levels.