Q&a

by TNR Staff | March 15, 2007

I'm less concerned about Obama bowing to Allah than I am about him pandering to bigots. Newsday caught up with the Illinois Senator yesterday and asked him, in light of Peter Pace's recent comments, whether he thought gays and lesbians were immoral. Here's how Obama responded:
Answer 1: "I think traditionally the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman has restricted his public comments to military matters. That's probably a good tradition to follow." Answer 2: "I think the question here is whether somebody is willing to sacrifice for their country, should they be able to if they're doing all the things that should be done." Answer 3: Signed autograph, posed for snapshot, jumped athletically into town car.
I hope Obama takes a fourth stab at answering the question today. If he does, a simple "no" will suffice. --Jason Zengerle

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