Chicago public officials have revealed plans for a gay-friendly high school to open up sometime in the year 2010. Personally, I think all high schools should practice tolerance which is how I define "gay-friendly", but that's another story.
I'm not so sure how I feel about this. On the one hand, gay students are subjected to tremendous pressure and ostracism from the mainstream all over the country. However, I don't know if the answer to the problem is to isolate it. Like I said up there, I think all schools should be tolerant of all students. To specifically have a school focus on one segment of the student body is a bit odd. I don't know. Then again, I don't know how it feels to be gay in a predominantly straight world. Especially at that age.
One thing I do predict, however, is that someone in the McCain campaign (and I'm not saying anyone at or near the top of the campaign, just somebody somewhere in there) will put together "education", "Chicago" and "gay" and somehow pin this on Obama. You just watch. It's gonna happen.
What do you kids think? Is this a good idea?
Other Campaign News
Obama is now being hit with affair rumors. Regardless of what some people think, rumors of an affair at this point of the election could be crippling to either candidate. Although nothing really came of the allegations that McCain cheated on his wife back in 1992. Maybe because he already had cheated on his first wife without any repercussions. With his current wife, Cindy.
And yesterday, John McCain took his most aggressive steps to distance himself from the Bush Administration. It's early and I can't find text from his Virginia rally online yet so I'm only para-phrasing here. But he stated that the country can't spend the next four years like we spent the last eight, just waiting for our luck to change. That the explosion of government spending in the failed policies of the past eight years have crippled our economy. I guess he's not going to ask President Bush to campaign for him in the next three weeks, eh? If he had been this "maverick-y" a bit earlier on then it could have weakened Obama's campaign of change somewhat. I think it's a smart move on his part, but maybe a little too little, a little too late.
Hey, we heard from Sarah Palin's future son in-law Levi Johnson over the weekend. He answered questions about his relationship with Bristol and his relationship with the McCain campaign. I admit that I was one of the kids that thought he was being pressured to marry the girl because of how miserable he looked on television. But none of us really know him or his feelings at all. This was a good start. And he said when asked about Obama that he doesn't really know anything about him and he seems like a good guy, but that he is still rooting for McCain to win. Good for him for stepping out of the Palin's shadow for a moment.
Finally, in the same stump speech I mentioned earlier John McCain said he would veto any bill that came before him that contained any "pork barrel" spending. Hmm. Didn't he and Obama just vote "Yes" on a that $700 Billion bailout that had around $150 Billion of "pork" added to it? So as Senator, he is okay with it but as President he would be against it? Hmm.