Saturday, June 5, 2010

Bill and George

The Miami Herald reports that Florida Attorney General – and now candidate for governor – Bill McCollum hired Dr. George Rekers – the anti-gay campaigner who hired the rent boy to “haul his baggage” – as an “expert witness” in the state’s defense of the ban on gay adoption at twice the contracted price and against the advice of his own staff.

So what’s up with that? No, I don’t think there’s anything going on between the two beyond a professional relationship (eww!), but why would Mr. McCollum spend all that money desperately defending an indefensible law with a witness who has a record of his testimony being disallowed by courts for being based on ideology rather than fact?