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  • Barack Obama, evolving

In honor of Origins Week at the Reader, I was going to write a post about one of my favorite books: On the Origin of Species.

But then I thought—ah, forget that. I want to write about a different evolutionary process: President Obama’s long and steady attitude on the issue of gay marriage.

As you all know by now, the president went on national TV yesterday to announce that after years of intense soul-searching he’d come to the conclusion that he now favored gay marriage.

‘Cause it was the right stance to take.

Well, with all due respect to the president—who I voted for twice—I don’t believe one word of it. The soul-searching part of it, that is.