thank you @BarackObama for reminding us all that true leadership is not dead.—
Adam Levine (@adamlevine) May 09, 2012
Heh. Apparently “true leadership” was redefined at some point to mean “going back and forth and only taking a stand when it’s politically expedient.” It’s totally hip and cool to be for something after you’ve been against something after you’ve been for something but not really except maybe.
At least it seems to be enough to satisfy a bunch of self-righteous celebrities with very short memories:
Obama gets it right on gay marriage.
AB (@alecbaldwin) May 09, 2012
I'm very proud of the President for finally coming out in support of marriage equality!—
Richard Dreyfuss (@RichardDreyfuss) May 09, 2012
Way to go Obama! Step in the right direction for human rights—
Kevin Bacon (@kevinbacon) May 09, 2012
Bravo to President Obama on coming out today in support of Gay Marriage! Gutsy and elevated move Mr President.—
Mark Ruffalo (@Mruff221) May 09, 2012
Between these guys and the media, this is all just one big slobberfest.
We’re still waiting on them to come out and praise Dick Cheney, who has been in favor of gay marriage – privately and publicly – for some time.
We have a feeling we’ll be waiting a while.