A Republican just endorsed gay marriage in the most back-handed way possible

From the dissenting justices on the Supreme Court to various Republican presidential candidates, it's safe to say that many conservatives in the US are apoplectic about the historic ruling on Friday that made gay marriage legal across the country.

In the Republican mire of outrage, prominent political strategist Steve Schmidt, who managed John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign, is a breath of fresh air - or at least, fresher air.

In a masterfully back-handed comment in an interview with Politico, Schmitt gave his rather frank views on same-sex marriage:

In the state of Nevada, you can get married to a hooker who you met at the bar 30 minutes after meeting her with a blood alcohol level of 3.2 by an Elvis at a drive-through... At the end of the day, it’s an untenable position to be against ultimately millions of actual Americans’ marriages and commitments.

Schmidt, whose sister is lesbian, has been vocal about dragging the Republican party into the present day - at least on gay issues. With friends like these, who needs enemies?

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