Friday, June 03, 2005

Don't worry...they'll die one day!

Democratic Assemblyman Mark Leno of San Francisco, who is openly gay (and, to the best of my knowledge, not related to Jay), sponsored a bill in the California Assembly to allow gay marriage in CA. It went down (no pun intended) to defeat.

"This issue does not go away. Gay and lesbian couples are not going to disappear as of tonight," a bitter Leno said after the vote. "But they will have been told by the state of California one more time they're not worthy."

"We have to be patient," he continued. "Every poll shows that those over 65 oppose this idea ...but those under 35 support it more than those over 65 oppose it. So when the demographic shift occurs, the debate ends." Emphasis mine.

"When the demographic shift occurs"? In other words, when the old farts die?

This "just wait for them to die, then everything will be hunky-dory" approach is considered so ingenious that the DNC is thinking about adopting it for every political campaign for the next 40 - 50 years or so. I'm told that Howard Dean screamed in delight upon hearing the brilliance of the new strategy.