But the difference, says Bill, is that gay is something you *do*, not something you *are.*
The "activist" didn't let out a peep.
Here's one way it could have gone, just off the top of my head:
"Bill, being gay is definitely something you are. Were you straight before you had sex? Of course you were. It's not about who you have sex with - it's about who you love. And as long as there are those who are willing to demonize gay people for political gain, [as his comments are illustrated by b-roll of transvestites in a gay pride parade] we feel it's important to highlight the accomplishments of gay and lesbian people in our society."See? That wasn't difficult, was it?
Damn, people on the left are, by and large, a bunch of whining, weak, clueless, spineless appeasers. Start standing up for yourself, or I have no use for you.
UPDATE: Exception to the above: Russ Feingold. Go Russ.