The new normal.
Michael Crowley's TNR piece on the personal and social woes of homosexual Republicans in DC is pathetic in the literal sense -- it evokes pathos for the poor souls who suffer under tremendous burdens, self-inflicted and otherwise. But what's important here is that it quotes a homosexual former Clinton staffer as having shrieked at some Republican counterparts: "What you do for a living is hurting me, and my family, and my daughter I have with two lesbians." Crowley writes that "the former Clinton aide's 'little screed is legendary.'" For my part, I call it pure comedy gold.