Modern politicians are often cagey speakers, carefully measuring their assertions so as to allow for maximum wiggle room later if needed. Not so much with Barney Frank who is apparently feeling his oats these days:
The Democratic lawmaker, who is gay, was discussing gay marriage and his expectation that the high court would some day be called upon to decide whether the Constitution allows the federal government to deny recognition to same-sex marriages.
“I wouldn’t want it to go to the United States Supreme Court now because that homophobe Antonin Scalia has too many votes on this current court,” said Frank.
Charming. And almost enough to make one wonder what Scalia would say in return – if he were as classless as the feckless Mr. Frank.
Kind of puts that whole Grassley/harakiri tempest-in-a-teapot in better perspective, doesn’t it?