Exodus Spokesman Randy Thomas Comments on Zell Miller
On his personal blog, Exodus spokesman Randy Thomas defends Democrat Zell Miller, who spoke at the Republican National Convention in New York:
Zell is a good guy. I agree that he is angry…with very good reason. His party has been hijacked by people who aren’t concerned about democratic principles but their own agenda’s [sic]. They are the ones who have silenced dissent. So much so that one of their better leaders had to be given voice in the other party.
Unlike the Republican party where their line-up of speakers gave voice to all folks from moderates to conservative Christians.
Thomas’ support for Miller seems superficial and indirect. (Andrew Sullivan spells out alleged lies, self-contradictions and less-than-repentant racism in Miller’s speeches here, here, and here.)
Thomas wishes that Mary Cheney had been on stage with her family. It is unclear whether he feels the same way about Cheney’s partner.
Addendum, Sept. 8: I have met Thomas, and so have many other people. By most accounts, the man is quite friendly in person.
Nevertheless, courage and love are best expressed through word and deed, not just demeanor. His vague, blanket defenses of Zell Miller’s anger-run-amok and Robert Knight’s gloating are inconsistent with courage and love.
If anyone feels that this site’s concerns about Thomas are factually inaccurate, then I welcome feedback about that.
I liked Miller’s speech. Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
And what exactly is your point? It just looks like you’re picking on Randy…
I’m not sure what you mean by “picking on.” (I did delete the administrative comments referring to a typo, if that’s what you mean.)
Several conservatives have expressed embarrassment at the immoralities and deceptions of Zell Miller’s speech. Thomas’ “good guy” defense of Miller turned a blind eye to Miller’s alleged sins and affirmed Miller’s out-of-control anger.
If Thomas disagrees with Miller’s temper or alleged untruths, then he undermines his own credibility by not being honest about his reservations.