Simpson/Hemstead would like to say bravo to Republican senator Roy McDonald, who signed his name as the 31st senator in support of a bill to put legalization of gay marriage in New York. Equality of citizenry should always be a goal of the American government, but too often hot button topics like homosexuality are used as bargaining chips. It would seem that Roy has broken with the traditional party stance on gay marriage and in one missive has backhandedly declared his allegiance to the Simpson/Hemstad mentality.
“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.”
He is also quoted as saying to Times Union reporter Jimmy Vielkind (Simpson/Hemstead would like to ask Jimmy to get an easier to spell last name though):
“I’m not out to alienate anybody. This is driven by compassion. I’m not out to hurt some gay guy, gay woman. Live your lifestyle. That’s not my lifestyle, but God bless ‘em — it’s America. Be nice to people, and let’s all just live our lives”
We’re one step closer to having the Wyld Stallyns utopia with it’s (oddly) single-minded devotion to the color grey, chrome and Rosco Full Blue foretold by Rufus the Grey. Another senator closer to the belief that we are above all things, united Americans.