Friday, April 24, 2009

Live Free for Some

Oh, sigh. A Dem. New Hampshire state senator, Deb Reynolds, seemed to wet her Depend diaper during the vote on same-sex marriage. She switched to the Republican and conservative side, making the note three to two against advancing the measure this year.

According to the Concord Monitor's piece, she squeaked, "I think we're just not there yet. I do think New Hampshire is different from Vermont."

Even after the prolonged hearings in the Senate and previous passage by the House, this likely delays SSM there for a year.

Tip of the toupee to John at Live, Love and Learn. I was gone today and returned to find he had been up Maine and also covered New Hampshire here.

Maybe she should rent On the Waterfront. There's the critical scene with Terry and his brother Charlie in the back of the limo:
Terry: Remember that night in the Garden you came down to my dressing room and you said, "Kid, this ain't your night. We're going for the price on Wilson." You remember that? "This ain't your night"! My night! I coulda taken Wilson apart! So what happens? He gets the title shot outdoors on the ballpark and what do I get? A one-way ticket to Palooka-ville! You was my brother, Charlie, you shoulda looked out for me a little bit. You shoulda taken care of me just a little bit so I wouldn't have to take them dives for the short-end money.
Charlie: Oh I had some bets down for you. You saw some money.
Terry: You don't understand. I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am, let's face it. It was you, Charlie.
So there is was, Debby-poo. It was marriage equality's moment and you didn't look out for what's fair and right. Fortunately, SSM will get another chance, but Deb's lack of courage will make it hard on a lot of people and hold off on this civil right for thousands of her citizens.

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1 comment:

John Hosty-Grinnell said...

Thanks for the kind words Mike. I can;t believe New Hampshire is near to becoming the only state in New England without marriage equality. Vermont opened the closet door, Massachusetts made it equal, Connecticut started slow then made up it's ground, and now Maine looks like they get it. New Hampshire will fall and we will have that shame on our consciences.

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