Jonah has written about the jokes Obama told last night. I’d like to add a word.
Commenting on his relationship with Joe Biden, he said, “We’ve gotten so close that some places in Indiana won’t serve us pizza anymore.”
I realize it’s just a joke. A joke told on a jokey evening. It’s a good joke, too. Funny. “Lighten up,” right?
But still: That pizzeria, Memories, did not refuse to serve gays. They’re happy to serve gays. The owner and his daughter said they would not cater a gay wedding (not that a pizzeria has ever been asked to cater a wedding, to my knowledge).
Does it matter? Yeah, a little, even on a jokey evening. (Sounds like the title of a Frost poem, almost.)