Today, a scant 3.5 years into his four-year presidential term, Obama finally stopped beating around the bush and made history as the first sitting US president to speak in support of gay marriage. This still makes him a mega-wuss by ordinary principled human being standards but -- I must admit -- by modern US politico/presidential standards it's pretty damn good. So, kudos to him.
He still needs to do something about TSA, warrantless wiretapping, extraordinary rendition, medical marijuana, drone wars and a thousand other issues, of course, but he did legitimately say something decent today. Now if he's only try doing
something decent once in awhile.