Elliot Spitzer stated yesterday that he endorses gay marriage which wins him my endorsement immediately. Yes, my vote is that easily courted. The assumption is that if you are rational enough to understand that gay marriage will not cause hurricanes and other natural disasters (although it seems opposition thereof does), then you are probably rational enough to run the state.
The mitigating factor is that Spitzer, in his role as Attorney General is currently defending the current law of the state which bans gay marriage. The appropriate worry is toward his commitment to the issue, but Spitzer notes that he is just doing his job.
In my first job, my outfit was a navy blue polyester jacket with matching pants, festooned with a golden arch over the heart. Yes, at McDonalds you could have commanded me to make your Big Mac without onions or with extra pickles. One slow day, we were surprised by a sudden influx of customers. There were no burgers ready and the fries had been in the bin for over one-half hour. Told by the manager to serve the un-fresh fries to the waiting crowd. Sure, it was crap food, but the client was paying for fresh crap food. My refusal to serve the "cold" fries did not cost me the job, but at the same time it did not cost my integrity either.
So, Mr. Spitzer, we're still with you, but we really wary of "cold" fries. We've been eating them for years.