Oct. 1st, 2010
John Dennis is running against Nancy Pelosi. John Dennis doesn't stand a chance. As any regular reader here might suspect, I am a Pelosi supporter. That doesn't mean I can't give this poor guy a shout out. He deserves one. He has two paramount virtues. He treats people with decency and he has the courage to remain consistent to his principles. I would personally not likely vote for him, but the guy is a-okay. Amongst other things, he has reached out very honestly to the LGBT community.
Suzy Khimm writes in Mother Jones:
"Dennis certainly prides himself on being an iconoclast. "I'm a Republican, and I've been to Burning Man," he says. "The whole thing really touched me, it was amazing to me that people create just for the moment." Dennis is quick to reassure me that he "didn't do any drugs" while he was attending the countercultural arts festival—though he supports making pot legal because of free-market principles."