Jon Stewart’s pre-shaming wasn’t enough, so—shame on you, John McCain; for shame. When it came to affirming the civil rights of homosexual Americans by supporting repeal of “don’t ask don’t tell,” you did exactly what you said you would not do.
Dammit, it’s not a question of who soldiers are “comfortable serving with” if enforcing that prejudice denies the civil rights of other Americans. Please tell me you wouldn’t make the same argument for white racists who are “not comfortable” serving with blacks?
This, added to your craven pandering to the worst elements of the body politic in your 2008 and 2010 campaigns, and your well-earned reputation as a man of honor, a man of truth, has at last and forever dissolved into the ether. Although I haven’t agreed with you on every issue I trusted in your judgment and your integrity; now I can’t. You’ve become “just another politician.” How depressing.