Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Courting Danger And The Tearoom Culture: Hitchens


So Many Men's Rooms, So Little Time
Why men like Larry Craig continue to court danger in public places.
By Christopher Hitchens

I knew it was all over for Sen. Larry Craig when he appeared with his long-suffering wife to say that he wasn't gay. Such moments are now steppingstones on the way to apology, counseling, and rehab, and a case could be made for cutting out the spousal stage of the ritual altogether. Along with a string of votes to establish "don't ask, don't tell" and to prohibit homosexual marriage, Craig leaves as his political legacy the telling phrase "wide stance," which may or may not join "big tent" and "broad church" as an attempt to make the Republican Party seem more "inclusive" than it really is.more

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