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God Must Love Little Debbie

That title is from the number 4 comment from this well-written article about Maggie Gallagher, and the comment made me laugh out loud. Below is an excerpt about the “strength in family” expert and I might quickly add: If you’re that “concerned” about the state of marriage and straight couples, why don’t you spend some time working on outlawing divorce? 

A Yale graduate in Religious Studies, Gallagher has a knack for being on the wrong side of controversy. She first came to prominence by penning a defense of Dan Quayle’s criticism of the unwed mother subplot on Murphy Brown and ever since, she’s been a reliable shill for the Republican party. This isn’t surprising considering they pay her for her opinion.

In 2002 Gallagher testified to Congress, arguing in favor of Bush’s proposed $300 million program to strengthen families. The one thing she forgot to leave out; she was on the Bush payroll to the tune of $21,500. When theWashington Post‘s Howard Kurtz uncovered the story, she replied, “Did I violate journalistic ethics by not disclosing it? I don’t know. You tell me.” The Economist wrote about her in a piece entitled “The Etiquette of Bribery.”

But political hacks don’t die, they just get cushy jobs at necon think tanks like the National Organization of Marriage. Gallagher has become cable news’ go-to gal for the anti-gay marriage side of the story and she tries to make the most of it, portraying herself as a woman who doesn’t have any desire to infringe on the rights of gays and lesbians, but is simply, deeply concerned about gay marriage’s impact on straight couples.

On Hardball yesterday, she went tete-a-tete with HRC’s Joe Solomonese as they argued about her new ad, which Joe characterized as a series of lies.

Check the video after the jump.

April 11, 2009 - Posted by | gay rights | , , ,

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