Monday, February 28, 2011

Mr. President

I don't really have anything too spicy to say today. I'm just pleased that the justice department has decided to stop defending DOMA. Very pleased. It makes me grin when I think about it. It makes me think that maybe, just maybe, there is someone reasonable in Washington, and maybe their small, quiet, reasonable voice is being heard, just a little bit.

Though, from what I know of politics (which is mostly gleaned from listening to NPR) that's probably all nonsense. It seems like reasonable isn't very fashionable in DC these days. Maybe it never was. So, I'm sure there's some kind of ulterior motive for this move. It's probably budget related. Maybe it's a blackmail tool, "if you repeal DOMA, I'll approve your tax cuts for the super wealthy."

Either way, for now, I'm pleased.