Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas, who blocked the confirmation of a woman to the federal bench because she attended a same-sex commitment ceremony for the daughter of her long-time neighbors, says he will now allow a vote on the nomination.
Mr. Brownback, a possible contender for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008, said in a recent interview that when the Senate returned in January, he would allow a vote on Janet Neff, a 61-year-old Michigan state judge, who was nominated to a Federal District Court seat.
So what, now just knowing one of teh gays is enough to keep you off the federal bench? And it's not like Brownback has reversed his views on the matter. He tried to cut a deal that would have Neff promise to recuse herself from any cases involving teh gays in exchange for him releasing the hold, until he found out, yes someone had to tell him, that it was tantamount to a quid pro quo and therefore infringed on the separation of powers guaranteed by the Constitution.
Brownback said he will still vote against her. You see, in his world know a gay is enough to disqualify you from public service. I suppose he will ask Dick Cheney to resign post-haste.