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    May 12, 2008

    GNW 5: Hypocrisy worth talking about

    Posted by: Chris

    The item No. 2 below about conservative Republican Congressman Vito Fossella represents a type of hypocrisy on gay issues really worth talking about.  It lacks the lurid sexual details of stories about sexual hypocrisy that so animate the gay blogosphere. But it's so much more telling to me that this man, who has virulently opposed anything that smacks of gay rights and treated his own sister so hatefully, was violating all his own rules in his own life. 

    We can only hope he defies party elders and runs for re-election. Either voters will send him packing, opening the door for a (hopefully more moderate) Democrat, or he'll be sent back to Washington, devoid of any pretense of moral authority.

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