Kathryn Lopez on What Bachmann Didn't Say About Marriage


In Headline Bistro:

The whole segment [of Michele Bachmann on Meet The Press with David Gregory] saddened me -- not necessarily because of what she had said, but what she didn’t say. Perhaps what she couldn’t ever possibly say effectively on a political Sunday show.

The only way that conversation could have truly progressed would have been if it was allowed to go way deeper. Something tells me a political adviser would rather it had just shut down...

We’re never going to have a sensible conversation about same-sex marriage without having a much more fundamental one about marriage itself, about the purpose of sex, and about what love really is. And that’s not one that’s going to happen adequately on a Sunday talk show or the campaign trail.