A certifiable homophobe gave a congressional committee an earful yesterday about the dangers of allowing gay people to serve in the military. Dana Milbank's column does this wackjob's testimony -- perils of lesbian rape, explosive HIV rates -- full justice. But credit U.S. Rep. Vic Snyder:
Rep. Vic Snyder (D-Ark.) labeled her statement "just bonkers" and "dumb," and he called her claims about an HIV menace "inappropriate." Said Snyder: "By this analysis . . . we ought to recruit only lesbians for the military, because they have the lowest incidence of HIV in the country."