Thursday, September 6, 2007

Maggie Gallagher, don't apply directly to forehead

Question: What’s the difference between Head On and Maggie Gallagher?
Answer: People paid attention to Head On

You remember that “Head On, apply directly to forehead” commercial? Hearing it was like having nails pounded into my head. But it sure got my attention.

Not so with Maggie Gallagher and her column in the New York Post and on Yahoo about Presidential candidates and gay marriage. Except for the nail pounding that is.

Gay marriage! Gay marriage! Gay marriage!

Pound! Pound! Pound!

It was painful, repetitive reading. The New York Post gave her twelve column inches in today's print edition and it was clearly too much for her to handle.

Her obsession with whether or not we should be allowed to marry has ballooned to the point of being freaky and bizarre. It so dominates her writing that any point she’s trying to make just gets lost.

Now don’t get me wrong. I certainly have no problem with that!

She’s in trouble though with this issue and the desperate tone in her writing shows it.

America’s moving away from her on the marriage issue and there’s not much she can do about it.

When Sam Brownback gets booed at a Republican Presidential candidate debate for stating his support for a Constitutional amendment banning marriage between two people of the same sex, you know things are changing.

Perhaps it’s the war. Perhaps it’s the decline in America’s reputation around the world. Perhaps it’s the skyrocketing economic and political clout of China.

Whatever it is, it’s seems evident that the days of gay marriage as a wedge issue in national elections are coming to an end. That’s good for all of us, whether we be LGBT or otherwise.

Now maybe we’ll start talking about the tough issues we’ve been ignoring.

Maggie, are you listening?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes! : ) maggie