Nancy Pelosi wins.

Lots of very religious people were very unhappy about the gay rights decisions handed down yesterday.  Among them was Michele Bachmann:

“Marriage was created by the hand of God. No man, not even a Supreme Court, can undo what a holy God has instituted,” Bachmann said.

Now, I’m a guy who likes to keep things as concise as possible.  I know people don’t have all day to dedicate to reading my thoughts on an issue and I don’t want people to lose interest in what I say.  So in rebutting Bachmann I could say things like “Marriage was created by people claiming to speak for god, not god.” or “Actually, the SCOTUS has far more say about what marriage looks like in this country than the bible.  The current marriage laws are proof of that.”

And I’d be damn proud of myself for my brevity.  But Nancy Pelosi out did me.  In a press conference about the decisions Pelosi was asked what she thought of Bachmann’s quote and responded: “Who cares?”

Well-played.  It says that Bachmann’s statement was inane and that Bachmann herself is quickly diminishing in relevance, all in the space of two monosyllabic words.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.


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