Rundowns are just a suggestion...

by - January 21, 2010

On days like today when severe weather threatens the lives of our viewers (I'm only semi-serious about the life-threatening...) show rundowns are only suggestions. It becomes a question of what can you stand to kill. And boy did we kill a lot of stories this morning. In the second hour two entire blocks got the axe in lieu of weather. It was exciting and frustrating and even confusing (trying to recalculate times on the fly is not exactly easy), but out of the few things that did make it on the air this was by far the most interesting... in my opinion anyway. And yes, I'm referring to the strange but alluring picture at the top of the page.

That, my friends, is an ad for NOH8 - a gay rights group that is protesting the banning of same-sex marriage in California. Pictured in the ad is, believe it or not, Cindy McCain... wife of Republican John McCain (you know, the 2008 Republican candidate for president). Now, Senator McCain, R-AZ, is 100% against gay marriage. He believes marriage should be reserved for members of the opposite sex.

Maybe the fact that Cindy McCain is the face of the ad isn't what's all that interesting. Maybe it's the fact that she's the face of the advertisement in spite of her husband's opposition to the cause the ad supports. Maybe it's not all that interesting at all. Maybe it's just intriguing.

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  1. I believe that gays have the same rights as everyone else to enter into an unholy bond of servitude (aka marriage). It is pretty intriguing that she's the face of this ad, in spite of her husband, but maybe that says something better about her views than her husband, who I never really liked in the first place.