Now that Maya Keyes, the daughter of former US Senate candidate Alan Keyes, has confirmed that she is a lesbian, the newspapers in Chicago have exhaled the air that they have collectively held since late last summer.
I don't compliment the media much, but I will here. I am impressed that both the Trib and Sun-Times never mentioned the all-but-confirmed rumors of Candidate Keyes' daughter's sexuality until she herself did. That's the way it should have been.
I don't have a heck of a lot to say about this. Maya Keyes will be just fine. She is clearly a smart, well-versed woman who will handle her public life with grace. It's just a shame that it appears that she will do so without the support of her parents.
Alan Keyes is truly a world-class nutjob. I look forward to the day he refers to his own daughter as a "selfish hedonist" just as he did Vice-President's Cheney's daughter Mary at the Republican Convention last summer.
I'll say this for Keyes: at least when he discriminates, he doesn't discriminate.