Michael Jackson’s death today is sad news. But it’s good news for folks like Gov. Mark Sanford, who will see a huge relief from the press assault that’s been tailing him for a week now and only growing more intense. As the 24-hour cable news cycle turns its attention to remembering Jackson, Sanford will get a free pass. Let’s hope that doesn’t happen with tonight’s gay DNC fundraiser.
As Queerty has been covering for more than a month, Vice President Joe Biden very shortly will welcome whatever’s left of the original, pre-boycott guest list at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington D.C. It will be followed by Monday’s closed door pow-wow with gay leaders at the White House.
Notes former President Bill Clinton adviser Richard Socarides: “Unless the president on Monday articulates a strong action plan, and is willing to do it with cameras rolling, it is going to go from bad to worse.”