This guy should be president

The state of New York is debating a same-sex marriage bill.  Their legislature has passed it, but it’s all tied up in their Senate–the Republicans are against it, the Democrats are in favor, with a couple of exceptions.

 

My new hero, State Senator Roy McDonald of Saratoga, New York

The biggest exception, it seems, is State Senator Roy McDonald.  He’s a Republican, from a strongly red district.  Despite that, he has changed his mind and his position and openly supports the bill.  Here’s what he said:

 

“You get to the point where you evolve in your life where everything isn’t black and white, good and bad, and you try to do the right thing,” McDonald, 64, told reporters.

“You might not like that. You might be very cynical about that. Well, f— it, I don’t care what you think. I’m trying to do the right thing.

“I’m tired of Republican-Democrat politics. They can take the job and shove it. I come from a blue-collar background. I’m trying to do the right thing, and that’s where I’m going with this.”

 

And if that isn’t the modern day equivalent of “damn the torpedos, full speed ahead”, I don’t know what is.

It’s about time some of our so-called legislators bypassed the politics and just did what is right.  Good for Roy McDonald, I hope some of his colleagues are listening and taking notes.

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