Tiger Beat on the Potomac has given voice to the voiceless once again: Rich Lowry, editor of The National Review for some inexplicable reason is guest writing there. (Reminder to self, see if Mike Allen’s email thingy has ads for the National Review.)
Lowry’s thesis is that Jan Brewer blew it and should have legalized discrimination in the name of liberty, because: Jeebus. Now, given that the National Review’s long and well-documented history is, um, rather un-nuanced about bigotry, this should not come as a surprise. It’s another exercise of the variety that notes, “but it doesn’t say ‘Gay’ anywhere in it!”
And then there is the tell, as the card sharps say:
The market has a ready solution for these couples: There are other bakers, photographers and florists. The wedding business is not exactly bristling with hostility to gay people. If one baker won’t make a cake for gay weddings, the baker across town can hang a shingle welcoming all couples for all types of weddings.
I might be wrong, but I don’t think the Woolworth’s Lunch Counter has been in bidness for years, so maybe this offensive separate but equal argument is not worth fighting, Rich.
UPDATE 1: This post at The Teabagging Nation is the most over-the-top, rend the garments drama club angst piece I’ve read yet.