Our old pal Margaret Gallagher Srivastav (aka Maggie Gallagher or Maggie Gal, if you’re really close friends, which we are) has stepped down as the Chairman of the National Organization for Marriage. The next Chairman will have some awfully big shoes to fill, and we do mean awful. So who’s it gonna be?
Her replacement is Chapman University constitutional law professor John Eastman (who will henceforth go by JoJo, John E. Quest, and J-slyce). He is a constitutional lawyer who Think Progress refers to as “the gold standard in law professor crazy… he was one of the lead voices behind the claim that Judge Walker had to recuse from the Proposition 8 case because he has a same-sex partner.” He also ran a failed 1990 campaign to become a U.S. Congressman and another failed 2010 campaign to become California’s Attorney General. So considering his political legacy, there’s no better man we’d love to see heading NOM.
Mag the Drag will “remain on the NOM’s board and continue to work on specific projects for NOM, as well as taking on some additional” blah blah blah.