Right after I received my 1001 New Bovine Jokes That Nobody’s Ever Heard from Amazon.com comes the news that The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) is replacing everbody’s BEST punchline Maggie Gallagher with John Eastman as the of Chairman of the Board for NOM.
John Eastman, (pictured left) is a professor and former dean at Chapman University Law School in Orange, and a former clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. He also ran unsuccessfully last year for state attorney general in California, though he did garner support from some tea party activists. (*cough*LOSER*cough*)
In a telephone interview with ABC13 Eastman challenged the view of gay-rights advocates that same-sex marriage – now legal in six states and Washington D.C. – will inevitably become the law of the land. He noted that opponents of same-sex marriage have prevailed repeatedly in statewide votes, and predicted that the issue would soon head to a potentially pivotal ruling in the Supreme Court. (And before his good friend U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas which is why NOM probably hired Eastman to begin with)
Maggie will remain a member of the board while devoting some of her time to finishing a book about the same-sex marriage and how to keep hiding its donor and a Hindu husband for years without getting busted.