"Really, this is the problem with the GOP, when people talk about good roads and good schools, the base doesn't listen. But when they talk about faggots, the base stomps the floor. The role, and obligation, of leaders is to say what is right and do what is right. It is not to pander to build the slimmest of majorities to win elections."
-- One of Andrew Sullivan's readers in response to a column about vilifying "anti-gay" politicians who are voting the wishes of the district even though they themselves aren't anti-gay.