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Duncan Hosie, Scalia’s questioner: new gay hero

Timothy Kincaid

December 12th, 2012

No this is not Ron Howard

The student who questioned Scalia’s extremely offensive legal writing during his Princeton appearance has caught the attention of the politically aware. His student newspaperhas a write up.

In the span of less than a day, Duncan Hosie ’16 — a San Francisco native interested in constitutional law — has attained international recognition for questioning Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia about his comparison of laws banning homosexuality to laws banning bestiality and murder.

Hosie seems bright and articulate and likely to have a good long career in the legal profession. (My wacky prediction: the first Republican gay US Senator from the state of California). And he stands with Scalia as notable bookends of a generation that struggled over the extent to which gay citizens could achieve equality in their nation and its regard.

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esperando
December 13th, 2012 | LINK

Aww, come on. The Ron Howard dig was just plain mean – the kid’s an adorable nerd with the guts to speak truth to power.

Jay
December 13th, 2012 | LINK

Kincaid, you should not defame this bright, articulate, and brave young man by suggesting that he might become a Republican.

Timothy Kincaid
December 13th, 2012 | LINK

A dig??? Are you kidding???

Ron Howard was probably the most adored actor for some 20 year period. No one didn’t love Opie and Richie Cunningham was the quintessential American teenager. And from what I’ve heard (admittedly not much), Howard is a nice guy in person.

I think that Hosie is adorable. He has a gee shucks likable smile and a face that looks open and ready to face the world.

And yes, he looks like young Ron Howard. I just happen to think that’s a good thing.

Timothy Kincaid
December 13th, 2012 | LINK

Jay

He describes himself as fiscally conservative and socially liberal. That’s the formula that will likely be the future of the Republican Party (unless they opt for continuing the right-wing nuts approach, in which case they will be non-existent).

Snowman
December 13th, 2012 | LINK

I Have to agree with that assessment, Tim.

I for one hope they don’t keep up with the right wing nuts approach, but they have lost my vote for as long as they do that.

customartist
December 13th, 2012 | LINK

Rest assured, Church Money will continue to flow freely into Republican coffers

Jay
December 13th, 2012 | LINK

Timothy Kincaid, I am fiscally conservative and socially liberal, but I would NEVER be a Republican. I suspect the same is true of this young man.

I happen to have a good memory, and, at least during my lifetime, the Republicans have NOT been and never were fiscally conservative anymore than they were socially liberal. Putting useless wars on a credit card is not fiscally conservative. Passing out corporate welfare is not fiscally conservative. Rewarding cronies with government jobs and contracts is not fiscally conservative.

Ryan
December 13th, 2012 | LINK

I’m wondering how old esperando is, that he thinks calling someone a “young Ron Howard” is a “dig”. 18? 19?

And you’re right Jay, “fiscally conservative” means starting wars you have no intention of paying for and then blaming people on food stamps. No thank you.

TonyJazz
December 13th, 2012 | LINK

I thought ‘fiscal conservative’ meant giving subsidies to all of your favorite businesses and associates….

After all, isn’t that what they do?

Lucrece
December 13th, 2012 | LINK

Oh,redheads never let me down ;)

Houndentenor
December 14th, 2012 | LINK

2012 is the year of the adorkable gay. Nate Silver, now this dude.

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