Senator McCain’s son and my two sons went to the same high school. They had classes together. They were on some of the same sports teams together. And they shared many of the same interests. And yet in 2006, John McCain wanted to make sure that the Arizona Constitution would guarantee that one of my two sons would forever be a second-class citizen were he to remain in Arizona.
And why the hell not? A draconian amendment to the Arizona State Constitution wasn’t going to affect one of his beloved children for the rest of their lives, but that amendment would buy lots and lots love from some of the most extreme homophobes within “his base” – people without whose support John McCain could never be president.
Small price to pay for Mr. McCain – huh? My son’s rights for his big shot at the presidency.
Watch him pimping himself to the Jerry Falwells, Pat Robertsons, and Cathi Herrods of the country: