Forgive, Forget…

The gays were livid over rumors that Barack Obama was considering former Senator Sam Nunn as his vice-presidential candidate. Why? Well, because Nunn was instrumental in establishing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, which keeps gay soldiers in the closet. And journo Jay Bookman can’t understand the long-standing aggression, “I too have been struck at the depth of the anger at Nunn in the gay community, and I think it’s mistaken. In the past 15 years, a lot of Americans both in public and private life have gotten more comfortable than they used to be about gay rights… Holding a grudge against people for opinions they no longer hold doesn’t make much sense, especially on an issue in which public sentiment has swung so far so quickly. The winners can afford to be magnanimous.” [AJC]