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Those of us who have invested time, money and effort to overcome homophobia in terms of marriage equality know Maggie Gallagher all to well. She's the president of an "institute" that essentially exists to deprive homosexuals of the right to marry. Most of her detractors, myself included, would characterize her as a bitter and hateful woman who is hell-bent on imposing her very narrow personal views on the rest of society. Never mind what anyone else thinks about this or who it hurts... it's all about Maggie's way.
Props to the folks who created this little computer-animated and voiced video, which in a few minutes pretty much describes this battle-ax of a woman.
For someone who espouses so-called "family values, she sure is a hater. If there is a Heaven, I hope her reservation gets "lost" somehow.
Your celebrity vice presidential running mate, the one that can field dress a moose, draws a big campaign appearance crowd. That crowd leaves once she's handed the stage over to you, the presidential candidate. How must that feel? I know how it looks... and plays in the press.
At a rally outside Youngstown, Ohio, Tuesday night, dozens of attendees left while McCain was still speaking.
I caught up with a few of them. Some explained that the airplane hangar where the rally was being held had grown crammed and uncomfortable. Others said they had other events or commitments to get to.
Notably, though, the exodus had only begun after Palin spoke.
Now, the same thing has happened again.
"I look up, about five minutes into McCain's address and see a steady stream of people walking out of the rally," writes Radio Iowa's Kay Henderson from a McCain-Palin event in Cedar Rapids.
That's gotta hurt. I wonder if it has anything to do with a lackluster speech from fumbled note cards, poorly delivered with little or no emotion.
Regardless, seems like that's giving someone a big head... and a reach for top billing. Interesting Freudian slip.
From ABC News' Political Punch (which is reporter Jake Tapper's blog, not to be confused with a news report. Like here.)...
Gov. Sarah Palin is now talking about "a Palin and McCain administration." ... I've also heard her refer to McCain as "my running mate" -- a term I don't recall ever hearing a VP nominee use when discussing the guy at the top of the ticket.
Maybe the fact that the crowds are leaving after she speaks, while McCain is speaking, is getting to her.