Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Quote Of The Day

Teddy Partridge, at FireDogLake, comments on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's declaration that Bradley Manning being gay is somehow the reason he allegedly leaked all those diplomatic cables:
Clearly we need to go back to the days when gays were labeled security risks and drag queens ran the FBI.

Happy Pride, Secretary Clinton, STFU
Oh, those were the days, weren't they?

As Joyce Arnold points out, Sec. Clinton has used her office to advocate gay rights around the world, but her statement on Manning is pretty lowdown. Not only does it presume the guilt of someone who hasn't been put on trial yet, but it also replays old stereotypes that people in the military, and elsewhere in government, have had to deal with since J. Edgar's day.

So, not only is Partridge's statement loaded with lots of juicy irony, but that irony adds heft to a well-deserved smackdown.

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