Frank Rich

‘Relegating fundamental constitutional rights to the bottom of the pile … seems like a shell game’

SOUNDBITES — “The most common rationale for his current passivity is that his plate is too full. But the president has so far shown an impressive inclination both to multitask and to argue passionately for bedrock American principles when he wants to. Relegating fundamental constitutional rights to the bottom of the pile until some to-be-determined future seems like a shell game.” —New York Times columnist Frank Rich on the president avoiding gay issues [NYT]