California Senator Roy Ashburn has always been staunchly anti-gay. He's voted against establishing Harvey Milk Day, expanding anti-discrimination rights to cover sexual orientation, and allowing homosexuals to wed.
So it was somewhat surprising to hear him announce he's gay.
Ashburn came out after an arrest last week for driving drunk on the way back from a gay bar in Sacramento. Following the admission, he stated, "Those are the words that have been so difficult for me for so long."
Infuriating hypocrisy. But also kind of sad.