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    Wednesday, March 14, 2007

    Leadership meltdown

    Wow, seems like all our leaders don't think homosexuality is immoral. Those Roman Senators of old would find many friends here today.

    I know there is a sizable proportion that think like that, but all of them?

    Not likely.


    Poor General Pace. Within the military he is not used to lying because he doesn't have to. On the outside though, he is in big trouble speaking his mind.

    Pace told the Chicago Tribune on Monday he supports the "don't ask, don't tell" policy banning openly gay people from serving in the U.S. armed forces.

    "My upbringing is such that I believe that there are certain things, certain types of conduct that are immoral," Pace told the Tribune. "I believe that military members who sleep with other military members' wives are immoral in their conduct."

    Pace also told the paper, "I believe that homosexual acts between individuals are immoral, and that we should not condone immoral acts."

    Perhaps he has a solid picture in his head of the results of anus love and AIDS. He doesn't want to condone dirt. Seems plain to me.

    Where are his supporters? Not to be found in this election atmosphere. It seems all feel that to be successful they must either support abortion or anus love or both.

    Ha, they're only being practical. Not a leader to be found.

    Sen. Hillary Clinton sidestepped a question about whether she thinks homosexuality is immoral Wednesday, less than two weeks after telling gay-rights activists she was "proud" to stand by their side.

    Clinton was asked the question by ABC News, in the wake of Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Peter Pace's controversial comment that he believed homosexual acts were immoral.

    "Well, I'm going to leave that to others to conclude," she said.

    Other public figures have been more forceful in taking issue with Pace's comments, making Clinton's non-answer even more problematic.

    Sen. John Warner, a conservative Republican from Virginia, said, "I respectfully, but strongly, disagree with the chairman's view that homosexuality is immoral."

    John Edwards, one of Clinton's rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination, said, "I don't share that view," when asked about Pace's comments.

    Less than two weeks ago, Clinton received a standing ovation when she addressed the leadership of the Human Rights Campaign, a major gay-rights group.

    In her remarks, Clinton expressed strong support for a litany of gay-rights initiatives, including extending civil unions and domestic partnership benefits to same-sex couples and allowing them to adopt children. She said she would work to pass a federal law outlawing employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and propose another measure extending benefits to the partners of federal employees.

    God help us, there's that adopting children thing again. We have indeed lost our minds.

    Clinton also said she thinks the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, which keeps gay men and lesbians from serving in the military if they publicly acknowledge their sexual orientation, should be repealed. The policy was put in place in 1993 by her husband, former President Bill Clinton.

    The senator even said she "loved the fact" that she and Human Rights Campaign share the initials HRC.

    Noting her work with the HRC to defeat a federal constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, Clinton said, "This is exactly the kind of partnership we will have when I am president."

    That's interesting indeed, and easy to remember too. HRC = HRC. I will let that fact influence my vote in 2008. But it looks like it doesn't matter. 2008 will be a practical election where the truth must take 2nd place.

    Better watch out though.. that's a hard habit to break.


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