Across from the editorial page of this morning's Indianapolis Star is a great piece by its regular columnist (and chief resident liberal, which makes him the Right's primary target) Dan Carpenter, who delves into the Larry Craig episode in a Minneapolis airport restroom and its relationship to the impact of homophobia in American society. I can't begin do justice to it with one excerpted quote, but here's one. Imagining a world where nobody felt compelled to be in the closet, Carpenter speculates:
"Lives wouldn't be ruined by meetings between adults in restrooms because they could meet in restaurants...In such a world, Larry Craig could be a gay gasbag shilling for the gun lobby and timber industry or a straight one, and we would praise or denounce him soley based on our orientation toward guns and trees."
Well said. You can read Dan's entire piece here.