I was linked to this CNN article earlier today (which resulted in a rather cantakerous FB discussion), defending Miss California, after her disastrous response to the gay marriage issue during some pageant of some sort. Ahem:
A lot of folks are always saying they like to keep it real, that they want authenticity and straight talk. Yet when someone actually does it, there is hell to pay.
Of all the ridiculous, leotarded (this is a new Dan Savage expression) defenses for saying something indefensible, "I was just being honest" is the most ridiculous and leotarded of them all.
Being honest about being a bigot does not mitigate your bigotry. It just makes you socially retarded.