Tuesday, October 7, 2008
When the Log Cabin Republicans endorsed John McCain and Sarah Palin, it forever solidified their position as one of the most extreme and bizarre political action groups in America.
LCR president Patrick Sammon issued this ringing endorsement of of Sarah Palin:
“Alaska Governor Sarah Palin can help Sen. McCain win this election by appealing to independent and young voters. She’s a mainstream Republican who will unite the Party and serve John McCain well as Vice President. Gov. Palin is an inclusive Republican who will help Sen. McCain appeal to gay and lesbian voters.”
Too bad Patrick Sammon has shit for brains rendering him incapable of vetting Palin’s position on such a salient LGBT issue as domestic partner benefits for same-sex couples working in state government.
Here’s what Sarah Palin told NEWSWEEK in an August, 2007 interview, when she was asked to explain her veto of a bill that would’ve banned domestic partner benefits for LGBT couples. It’s hardly a statement of inclusiveness:
NEWSWEEK: And do you have a position on that? Would you like to see it? Do you care?:
PALIN: I would vote to further define the definition of marriage as it pertains to benefits —yes, I would.
NEWSWEEK: That is, not extend benefits to same-sex couples?
PALIN: Correct. And if it took an amendment to our constitution, I would go there.
So the Log Cabin Republicans have enthusiastically endorsed the Republican ticket despite the fact the vice presidential portion of the ticket supports a Constitutional amendment to make gay and lesbian Alaskans second class citizens.