Look, I don't want to denigrate Barack Obama's new contribution to Dan Savage's "It Get's Better" Project in response the recent rash of journalists reporting on gay teenage suicide. It's good. It's meaningful. It's important to have the leader of our country put his face out there in support of children who are being psychologically tortured for their sexual orientation. And solemnly pontificating vaguely inspirational platitudes fits very nicely in his wheelhouse…
It's just that it occurs to me that — as opposed to taking the time to craft a three-minute speech with his writing team and then sitting down with the White House film crew — President Obama could have accomplished more to further the LGBT cause and bolster the egos of the children he's talking about here in this video by simply doing nothing for 60 days and allowing Southern California District Court Judge Virginia Phillips' ruling against the Constitutionality of Don't Ask, Don't Tell to become final.
So, making a speech and sounding presidential or doing nothing and bringing about change? I guess you gotta play to your strengths.
Tags: Barack Obama, California, DADT, LGBT, Virginia Phillips