“Someone’s values are going to prevail. Why not ours? Whose country is it, anyway? Whose moral code says we may interfere with a man’s right to be a practicing bigot, but must respect and protect his right to be a practicing sodomite?”
From “Pitchfork Pat” Buchanan’s Autobiography
I love Rachel Maddow’s show. I can certainly understand why Rachel would want to have Pat Buchanan on her show to offer counterpoint. That demonstrates both intellectual honesty and a measure of security; She demonstrates that she is willing to take on an articulate individual with views radically in opposition to he own.
However, the effusive praise for Mr. Buchanan goes way beyond professional courtesy. This evening, she introduced Buchanan as “my uncle and my very good friend.” Assuming that “uncle” was a term of endearment in contrast to one of familial relationship, that sent me looking for the nearest vomit bag.