It’s a sad world when America has to pay attention to the ridiculous words of Hak-Shing William Tam — let alone have his byzantine claims be entered into the Perry trial. But Tam, an original defendant-intervenor in the case who’s trying to get out of it because his private life is being made public, will indeed be part of the public record, as Team Olson/Boies call him to the stand as a hostile witness. And given the things Tam has said in the past, like how “Every child, when growing up, would fantasize marrying someone of the same sex” if Prop 8 passed, it should prove for some most excellent testimony. And live tweeting.
After hearing from academics and historians and political scientists (like Stanford’s Gary Segura, who yesterday hilariously told the court the Human Rights Campaign has no real political power), it will be Tam that we’re expecting to be among the plaintiff’s most enthralling witnesses. That is, of course, unless ProtectMarriage.com’s Charles Cooper & Co. counsel their client to give one-word answers and generally STFU, because he’s already an embarrassment for the defense.