“New Mexico’s Gov. Bill Richardson is running for president, and his position on Iraq can be summed up in 20 words: get out, vamoose, flee, scram, skedaddle, don’t look back, bolt, beat it, go AWOL, quit, escape, run for your lives! He even says he wants to leave equipment behind, the better to bug out as fast as possible.
Some might see this as cowardly, because–well, it is cowardly. But CNN reports Richardson has found one enemy before which he will not shrink:
Richardson said if elected president he would decline the position of Honorary Chairman of the Boy Scouts of America because of that organization’s policy barring participation by openly gay males, he said at a Democratic presidential debate Wednesday night.
When asked if he would accept the position, Richardson said, “No, I wouldn’t, because I think as president I would commit myself, number one, that I will be a leader that prevents discrimination on the basis of race, gender and sexual orientation.”
And after all, what’s the point of protecting America from al Qaeda if you’re not going to protect America from the Boy Scouts?”
Richardson may not like fighting global terrorism but he has no problem taking on the Boy Scouts of America.
Special thanks to James Tranto of Opinion Journal.