Wednesday, June 7, 2006

Harpooning the Whale

Jon Stewart had fun last night skewering Bill Bennett, the moralistic moralist and well-known Las Vegas whale on The Daily Show. Via Crooks and Liars:

(rough transcript)

Stewart: So why not encourage gay people to join in in that family arrangement if that is what provides stability to a society?

Bennett: Well I think if gay.. gay people are already members of families…

Stewart: What? (almost spitting out his drink)

Bennett: They’re sons and they’re daughters…

Stewart: So that’s where the buck stops, that’s the gay ceiling.

Bennett: Look, it’s a debate about whether you think marriage is between a man and a women.

Stewart: I disagree, I think it’s a debate about whether you think gay people are part of the human condition or just a random fetish.

Check out the video. It’s worth the download.