TNR has a story
online that quotes Dan Savage:
"As the inimitable Dan Savage, author of the sex column "Savage Love," has pointed out time and again, lovers will always have different conceptions of what is sexually exciting and what is sexually strange. An admirable partner is one who, in Savage's words, is "good, giving, and game"--someone who is open-minded, but knows when to give a hard no and respects and recognizes the same from the other. Even if these allegations are true, Ryan was at worst guilty of being a bit of a bully, and that's condemnable. But what American politician isn't a bit of a bully? It's certainly not front-page news."
Now I love and adore "Savage Love
" and will read anything Savage writes, but how great is it that TNR author Christopher Hayes quotes Savage? Is it a sign that mainstream politicos are getting sane about sex?
The article itself, about the silliness of sex scandals and the media focus on the "meta-sin" is quite good in its own right, but quoting Dan Savage just lifts it to bloggy-goodness.
-Ziggy Stardust 10:58 EST |