Uh, Andrew Shirvell’s boss, Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox, appeared on Anderson Cooper 360 to defend (DEFEND!) his employee, your boyfriend, Andrew Shirvell. “But Gabe, how can you defend the indefensible act of a fully grown adult man (and state employee) writing a hate crime blog against an undergraduate college student?” I have no idea, but it’s miserable to watch Mike Cox try.
You know what? Fuck Andrew Shirvell, obviously, but FUCK MIKE COX MORE. At least Andrew Shirvell has the decency to be obviously nuts. But, like, we’re all on the same page about freedom of speech, asshole. But how come the rest of us are nervous about our bosses CATCHING US PLAYING MINESWEEPER, and you’re willing to go on national television and make up a bunch of bullshit about why you’re not going to take any kind of action whatsoever (at least not publicly, and certainly if there was ever a reason for public action, it is probably a well-publicized and unapologetic hate crime committed by a state employee who needs medicine) against someone working in your office whose ostensible function is the day to day protection of laws and people’s rights. Perfect. “Oh, he’s a bully. But what can I say? HE IS MY HUSBAND.” Unacceptable! (Via Gawker.)