The President of the United States did a good thing when he told Americans he supported same-sex marriage. It was overdue but the right thing to say. Whatever the motivations or the circumstances, the statement supported a principled stand that will help make us a better nation.
So let’s hear it for . . . Joe Biden, whose simple, humane statement two days earlier pushed his boss into saying something that needed to be said but that he either didn’t want to say or wasn’t quite ready to say. In our political culture, Joe just made one of those “gaffes” — something a politician says that’s correct or true when saying it is supposed to be awkward. More “gaffes,” please, Joe.