Thursday, August 30, 2007

From today's Opinion piece by Gail Collins in the New York Times:

"It is time for Republicans to start asking themselves whether there’s something about ceremonial leadership positions that causes their colleagues to collapse under stress.

Larry Craig was co-chair of the U.S. Senate Mitt Romney for President campaign until the recent unpleasantness caused him to resign. Senator David Vitter, the Southern regional chair of Rudy Giuliani’s presidential campaign, got caught with his name on the D.C. Madam’s rolodex. The state representative who was titular head of John McCain for President in Florida was charged with soliciting sex in the men’s room of a public park. And then there was the South Carolina state treasurer who was chairman of his state’s Giuliani chapter until he got indicted on a drug charge."

I think, as a country, we could progress into a better America if we urge our Congress and Senate yo NOT force these men to resign.

It would be a HUGE step forward for Gay Rights, a HUGE step forward for shining a light on the silliness of illegal prostitution (legal prostitution has not destroyed the world's 3rd largest economy-Germany)and would be a step forward in helping people with drug problems (firing them does not help ANYONE).

Do you really think Senator Craig is no longer fit for his job because he was looking for a same sex partner? I don't.