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April 24, 2003

Andrew Sullivan zeros in on

Daniel Radosh

Andrew Sullivan zeros in on a tidbit in the Rick Santorum dust up: "From the story, it seems as if reporter Lara Jakes Jordan added the "(gay)" in order to get around her poor sentence construction. If so, she ruined a huge and damaging Freudian slip. Because it's clear from the quote that simply consensual sex -- gay or straight -- is precisely what Santorum wants to police." The transcript confirms this suspicion (and much more), but I think Sullivan may be too generous when he calls this a slip. After all, recall what Tony Scalia's said when a lawyer argued, "It's conceded by the state of Texas that married couples can't be regulated in their private sexual decisions." Scalia's reply: "They may have conceded it, but I haven't."

Update: I realized I forgot to point out my favorite moment in the transcript: "I'm sorry, I didn't think I was going to talk about 'man on dog' with a United States senator, it's sort of freaking me out. "

Update: Sullivan has been ferocious on his blog. A real treat.

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