Thru Ambinder, Jim Antle reveals that Bob Barr is experiencing some cognitive dissonance. As I hem and haw over California's gay marriage ruling, I don't want to come right out and say that the court's holding was legally impossible. I do want to emphasize that the opinion itself is linguistically incoherent -- 'illegal' in that sense. But I also want to admit that the reason why a ruling and an opinion like these have come into being in the first place is because public opinion itself is linguistically incoherent, and the result is that we have no real comprehension of what law means, because we have been diligently deconstructing the convictions and assumptions necessary to support a vocabulary in which the rule of law is possible. Sigh.
Returning to Barr for a minute, the implication here for me is that he is not an intelligent alternative to McCain, although he may be the 'better' alternative.