Clearly this guy has one, as reality makes a dead stop at the tip of his nose.
"I don't believe there's any issue that's more important than this one," said Sen. David Vitter, a Louisiana Republican. "I think this debate is very healthy, and it's winning a lot of hearts and minds. I think we're going to show real progress."He must be referring to nuclear war, right? Iraq? or maybe children dying from hunger or preventable diseases? bird flu?
Nope, it's gay marriage. Nothing is more important than using the U.S. Constitution to nullify a few thousand marriages that are only recognized in 1 out of 50 states-- all in the name of defending marriage and protecting American families. Makes you wonder if he's breathing something other than air. Even more stunning is that he is from Louisiana, so you'd think that he'd believe that hurricanes are a bigger threat than gay marriage.
Fortunately today's cloture vote was 49-48, not enough to reach the floor for an official up-or-down vote. Lovely! Now that is what I call "real progress"! (In 2004 the vote was 50-48.)
Sir, I dub thee Demagogue of the Day.
By the way, John McCain can officially kiss his chances of right-wing support good-bye in 2008, as he voted against it. (Dodd, Rockefeller and Hagel didn't make it to the vote.