Monday, February 04, 2013
A modest proposal
Since I wrote about the Boy Scouts last week, I noticed that President Obama, who never lets a moment pass without making sure you know what his opinion is, mostly because his wisdom simply must be shared, has weighed in on the matter. Obama has stated that he wants the Boy Scouts to get with the program and start admitting gays in all areas of the organization, thus expecting this private organization to be more fair to gays than he has been personally.
Since the BSA is a private group, Obama really can’t force his will on this matter without getting the attention of the Supreme Court. But since everything Obama does is hugely popular, he is not without options; for example, he could certainly decimate the ranks of the BSA by creating his own scouting organization that could compete with the BSA. Since he’s already made a move to make his campaign organization a permanent feature in American life, there’s no reason why he couldn’t create a youth scouting division of his organization. He could call it the Organizing for Action Youth (OFAY). And I’m certain that one of Michelle’s fashion designer pals could come up with a totally stylin’ bandana, too.