After seeing the concession and acceptance speeches the other night by Bush and Gore, I couldn’t help but laugh at how those short, simple remarks were so thoroughly examined under the microscope. News anchors were going on and on about each sentence, political experts talked about this phrase here, this other sentence said there, and how it all would relate to the new presidency. It went on for almost an hour, for each speech.
But this story takes the cake. Apparently, the tone of the speech was a good one, according to GBLT organizers. Even though Bush doesn’t think gay-bashing should be a hate crime and even though he adamantly doesn’t support “special” rights for gays (special? uh hello, they’re asking for basic rights everyone else gets), these organizers think that 5 minute speech is their ticket to acceptance in his administration. Yeah right.