This calls for action, Canadians!
A few days ago, our friend Bina wrote a love letter to Dan Savage.
Dan challenged Canadians to pay more attention to Vic Toews.
Toews has described gay marriage ceremonies as satanic "Black Masses," and insisted that adding gays and lesbians to existing Canadian civil rights statutes would bring the "jackboot of fascism [down] on the necks of our people."
You know where this is going, right?
It turned out that Toews—who once warned that gay marriage could lead to polygamy—was cheating on his wife of 25 years. After getting a much younger woman pregnant, Toews wound up getting divorced. Another marriage destroyed not by gays stomping around in fabulous jackboots, but by yet another straight "Christian" bigot slamming his dick into someone who isn't his wife.
Toews's affair became public two years ago, but the scandal didn't destroy him—he became minister of public safety this January—because the Canadian press sniffed that Toews's affair and divorce were private. Excuse me, Canadian- press pansies, but a politician who scares up votes attacking the private lives of others, a politician who insists that other people are out to destroy his marriage, can't be allowed to hide behind "my private business!" when it turns out that the only threat to the politician's marriage was the politician's own greasy cock.
Dan winds up with this:
Toews is pronounced "taves," and it seems to me that it should be a word for something nasty. Get on it, Canada.
Hmmm. Should the word be a noun, like Santorum? Or maybe a verb: 'to toews: v. trans., to defend the indefensible, preferably with smear tactics, from a safe ReformaTory seat'.
There are some good suggestions at Bina's. As Dan said, let's get on it.
BONUS: Read the excellent comments here.